Fraternity shutters LSU chapter after student death

Ruben Hill
September 19, 2017

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters said in a statement today that the decision to suspend the chapter "was based on the preliminary findings of an investigation that uncovered enough information to conclude that some chapter members were in violation of established risk management policies, including our Alcohol-Free Housing policy".

It is not immediately clear if any charges will come for the death of Gruver, who was found with swelling on his brain and lungs. His urine also tested positive for THC, the chief chemical compound in marijuana.

Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are still trying to determine whether happened before Gruver died.

The LSU students who shared a dormitory suite with Max Gruver, the freshman whose death following a fraternity party is being investigated as a hazing incident, are concerned his death won't spark much change to party culture at the school, according to a report from Tiger TV.

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Police are investigating the death as a possible hazing incident

An autopsy is planned Friday on the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible fraternity hazing incident.

After Maxwell Gruver, 18, of Georgia, died the morning of September 14, LSU police launched an investigation into his death as a potential hazing incident.

Fraternity officials said they will continue to support the investigations by LSU and law enforcement, including prosecuting those involved "to the fullest extent of the law".

The ongoing probe into the possible alcohol-related hazing death of an 18-year-old LSU fresh...

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