Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Student's death linked to possible hazing

Student's death linked to possible hazing

Gruver graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic School and had not yet pledged with the fraternity.

"Police are investigating this case as a potential hazing incident involving Phi Delta Theta fraternity", he said in an email. "As we have continually warned over and over again, hazing is risky, irresponsible and unacceptable". Instead, he ended up at the hospital, where he died Thursday morning.

More complete autopsy results, which could take up to a month, will include the results of further toxicology and other tests, the coroner said. All fraternity activities are suspended until the cause of death is determined. The office said that Mr. Gruver, who was from Roswell, Ga., was a prospective member at that chapter.

According to LSU's official Greek life calendar, next week is scheduled as "hazing prevention week".

"The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely", Alexander said.

Police are investigating Gruver's death, after he was taken to the hospital after leaving an LSU fraternity house. "We are investigating the matter with the utmost seriousness". "The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable", said Bob Biggs, Executive Vice President and CEO at Phi Delta Theta.

"This is an evolving situation", Alexander told CNN.

A house mom lives at the fraternity, according to CNN, but it is not known if she was present around the time of the teen's death. "It will not be tolerated at LSU".

Just previous year, LSU officials put the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha on probation after two new members were sent to the hospital in the spring, KATC reported.

Twenty-three percent of LSU's student body is in a Greek organization, according to Ballard.

"We mourn the loss, and the possible impact that he may have had on our region and the world", he said.

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