The household of Max Gruver is now getting ready for his funeral.
“We’ll by no means know what he may need contributed to the world,” Max’s grandfather Eugene Gruver advised ABC Information.
A preliminary post-mortem exhibits the Phi Delta Theta pledge had “a extremely elevated blood alcohol degree plus the presence of THC,” a element of marijuana, in his system.
LSU directors shortly referred to as this incident a “potential case of hazing” and shut down all Greek life on campus throughout their investigation.
Whereas hazing has not been confirmed to have been concerned in Gruver’s demise, the fraternity’s nationwide group has suspended the LSU chapter and guarantees “any people who’re discovered to have violated our insurance policies shall be held accountable.”
With greater than one hundred fifty chapters, the fraternity tells ABC Information, “Over the previous decade Phi Delta Theta has eliminated 19 undergraduate chapters as a consequence of danger administration violations.”
These violation embrace allegations of misconduct together with alcohol associated incidents and hazing.
ABC Information spoke with lawyer Doug Fierberg, who represents hazing victims and just lately settled a lawsuit towards Phi Delta Theta on behalf of a College of Chicago pledge.
“Universities and fraternities usually are not taking the steps, and this goes again many years, to stop these issues and reform their establishments which are basically harmful,” Fierberg stated.
There was intensified scrutiny of fraternities following hazing-associated tragedies just like the current dying of Penn State Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza.
Now, one other household who despatched a younger scholar to stay the school dream resides a nightmare.
“Our household is totally devastated,” Eugene Gruver stated.
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