Ohio University suspends fraternity and charges her with six code of conduct violations after student, 20, died after ‘hazing ritual in which he was blindfolded and forced to drink a bottle of alcohol’
- Stone Foltz was a sophomore at Bowling Green State University and promised Pi Kappa Alpha
- He died on March 7 – three nights after reportedly being forced to drink a whole bottle of alcohol during a fraternity hazing ritual
- Bowling Green has now suspended the fraternity and charged it with six violations of the code of conduct
- The case will be tried in the university on April 13; it could lead to the suspension and expulsion of students or to the dissolution of the fraternity
Bowling Green State University has accused Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of violating six code of conduct rules after one of their pledges died after a hazing.
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 Friday, the university was charged with fraternity with one count of “hazing,” four counts of “crimes against individuals” and one count of “disruptive or disruptive health and safety offenses.”
University officials say they have reason to believe new pledges were blindfolded and taken to a basement where they were encouraged to each drink an entire bottle of alcohol.
Bowling Green State University accused Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity of violating six code of conduct rules after sophomore Stone Foltz died after hazing ritual
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
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 expulsion of the fraternity.
Bowling Green State has currently suspended the fraternity and the Greek letters have been removed from the campus residence.
‘Hazing is absolutely unbearable. BGSU continues to work with local law enforcement officers, who are actively conducting their own investigations into this dire situation, ” university officials said in a statement.
While these university accusations do not bring back student Stone Foltz, our goal is to hold those responsible for this tragedy to account. Today’s indictment is another step in the ongoing investigation into the fraternity … Also, the behavioral processes involving individual students are still ongoing. ‘
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.
One handle of alcohol holds about 40 shots of liquor.
“I’ve never seen my roommate so drunk in his life. He went straight to the bathroom and threw up in the bathroom for only 15 minutes to an hour and threw up, ”the student continued.
Foltz’s distraught parents Cory and Shari are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son
‘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
Meanwhile, Foltz’s distraught parents are calling for individual members to be charged with the death of their son.
“There should be heavier penalties,” Shari Foltz told GMA last week.
‘You get slapped 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 stated, “I can’t describe the pain — there’s a piece of my heart that’s gone. It’s just unimaginable, I can’t even explain it to you. ‘
Stone Foltz’s parents allowed his organs to be donated after his death