Another Student Died While Pledging A Frat. Will Colleges Finally Take Hazing Seriously?

Published Apr 30 2021 at 3:33 PM GMT
  • Stone Foltz, 20, did what countless students have done many times throughout their collegiate career: attended a fraternity party in the hopes that he would soon become a member, accepted by his fraternity brothers, or "bigs.
  • But three days later, on March 7, Foltz died in a nearby hospital.
  • The cause' A fatal level of alcohol consumed during a hazing incident.
  • Now, eight current and former students of Bowling Green State University and members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity have been charged with various felony and misdemeanor crimes, including felony involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor hazing, tampering with evidence, and reckless homicide, according to a report from CBS News.' "Bowling Green State University is appreciative of the hard work and diligence done by the prosecutor and a grand jury to seek justice and hold those accountable in the tragic death of student Stone Foltz,' the school said in a statement.
  • According to Wood County prosecuting attorney Paul Dobson, who spoke during a press conference on Thursday, Foltz attended an off-campus fraternity party on March 4 The party was meant to be part of a 'process to initiate new members who would be introduced to their fraternity big brothers.' It was there that the new members, most of whom were underage, according to CBS, were given a bottle of alcohol and told they must consume all of it " approximately 750 milliliters.



  • Published Apr 30, 2021 3:33 PM GMT