A Louisiana State University fraternity pledge has died after a night of drinking.
It’s being reported that 10 people have been charged and arrested in the death of freshman Maxwell Gruver.
“The LSU Police Department has communicated with the Gruver family throughout the investigation process, and the university has also been in touch with them regarding today’s arrests,” LSU’s statement says.
Authorities say that Gruver was found laying on the couch at Phi Delta Theta house. A coroner said hospital tests found a “highly elevated” blood-alcohol level in his body.
When members found him and took him to the hospital, it was too late.
A coroner said hospital tests found a “highly elevated” blood-alcohol level in his body.
In a cruel game that the fraternity played, various members were forced to drink excessive amounts of alcohol.
In a game, they call “Bible Study” new candidates are asked questions about the frat. If those questions are answered wrong, they are forced to drink.
The fraternity’s national office said it closed the chapter after Gruver’s death while the investigation is pending.
However, in various incidents like this, schools and the national headquarters will suspend the chapter from the campus indefinitely.
Investigators obtained search warrants finding ” that there were several text messages sent about (Gruver’s) condition,” the affidavit said.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked leaders of the state’s higher-education system to review their campus policies on hazing, alcohol, and drugs following Gruver’s death.
“One loss of life to hazing or drug and alcohol abuse is too many, and I know that you share my very serious concerns,” Edwards said.