‘Hazing ritual’ death of Ohio student is considered an accident

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The death of a Bowling Green State University student who died after allegedly participating in a fraternity hazing ritual is considered an accident.

Stone Foltz, 20, who was a sophomore at Ohio University, died in hospital on March 7 – three days after reportedly being forced into a drinking ritual while pledging the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Foltz was found unconscious by a roommate on March 4 after members of the fraternity reportedly dropped him off at his apartment. He was given a livelihood and died after his family arranged for his organs to be donated.

On Wednesday, Lucas County Coroner Dr. Diane Scala-Barnett that Foltz died “of fatal ethanol poisoning during a hazing”.

“Manner of death: accident – student fraternity induction ritual,” she wrote in the autopsy report obtained by NBC 4.

Last week, college officials revealed they have reason to believe that on the night of Foltz’s death, new pledges were blindfolded and taken to a basement where they were encouraged to each drink an entire bottle of alcohol.

The bottle reportedly equaled 40 shots.

No criminal prosecution has yet been instituted in the case.

Stone Foltz, 20, who was a sophomore business major at Ohio University, died in hospital on March 7 - three days after allegedly forced into a drinking ritual while promising Pi Kappa Alpha the Delta Beta chapter.

Stone Foltz, 20, who was a sophomore business major at Ohio University, died in hospital on March 7 – three days after allegedly forced into a drinking ritual while promising Pi Kappa Alpha the Delta Beta chapter.

The fraternity house of the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is depicted.  The fraternity could now be completely removed from the university

The fraternity house of the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is depicted.  The fraternity could now be completely removed from the university

The fraternity house of the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha is depicted. The fraternity could now be completely removed from the university

Bowling Green State University is pictured.  School officials have suspended the fraternity and the Greek letters have been removed from the campus residence

Bowling Green State University is pictured.  School officials have suspended the fraternity and the Greek letters have been removed from the campus residence

Bowling Green State University is pictured. School officials have suspended the fraternity and the Greek letters have been removed from the campus residence

Last Friday, however, Bowling Green State University accused the fraternity of six violations of the code of conduct.

The Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha was officially charged with one count of “hazing,” four counts of “crimes against individuals,” and one count of “disruptive or health and safety violations.”

The case will be tried within the university before April 13 and could lead to the suspension and expulsion of certain students or the complete removal of the fraternity.

Bowling Green State has currently suspended the fraternity and the Greek letters have been removed from the campus residence.

Last month, an anonymous student told the local news network WTOL about the dedication promise new brotherhood members are said to have to undergo.

‘We have to drink alcohol that our great gives us. We have to finish the whole thing in the time we get there before we leave, ” the statement said.

“I’ve never seen my roommate so drunk in his life. He went straight to the bathroom and only threw up in the bathroom for 15 minutes to an hour and threw up, ”the student continued.

Stone Foltz was a sophomore business administrator at Bowling Green State University

Stone Foltz was a sophomore business administrator at Bowling Green State University

Stone Foltz with his father, Cory

Stone Foltz with his father, Cory

Bowling Green State University accused Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of violating six code of conduct rules after sophomore Stone Foltz died after hazing ritual

Foltz's distraught parents Cory and Shari are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son

Foltz's distraught parents Cory and Shari are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son

Foltz’s distraught parents Cory and Shari are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son

Meanwhile, Foltz’s distraught parents are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son.

“For me he was forced to do something, the result is that he was killed,” Shari Foltz told GMA last week.

‘There should be heavier penalties. You get hit in the hand if you do these things and kill someone. If it’s a crime don’t you think they’ll think twice before doing something like that? ‘

Speaking of her son’s death, she said, “I can’t describe the pain — a piece of my heart has disappeared. It’s just unimaginable, I can’t even explain it to you. ‘

'I can't describe the pain - a piece of my heart has disappeared.  It's just unimaginable, I can't even explain it to you ': Shari is pictured with Stone at his high school graduation

'I can't describe the pain - a piece of my heart has disappeared.  It's just unimaginable, I can't even explain it to you ': Shari is pictured with Stone at his high school graduation

‘I can’t describe the pain – a piece of my heart has disappeared. It’s just unimaginable, I can’t even explain it to you ‘: Shari is pictured with Stone at his high school graduation

The proud parents want to ensure that the fraternity is held accountable for Stone's death

The proud parents want to ensure that the fraternity is held accountable for Stone's death

The proud parents want to ensure that the fraternity is held accountable for Stone’s death