Georgia teen's death at LSU frat house possible hazing incident


"We are working to offer alternative on-campus housing options to those who want it", said Ernie Ballard with LSU.

Maxwell Gruver, 18, died Thursday morning after attending a fraternity party at Louisiana State University.

According to LSU officials, Maxwell Raymond Gruver, 18, a freshman at LSU from Roswell, Ga., was involved in a "potential hazing incident" involving the Phi Ddelta Theta fraternity. It is unknown whether the house mom was in the fraternity house the night before or on the morning of Gruver's death, he added. An autopsy is planned for Friday, September 15.

An unnamed source connected to the situation has told Tiger TV that alcohol was likely a factor in Gruver's death, though it remains to be seen if it was self-induced alcohol poisoning or some type of hazing ritual.

Alexander said all Greek life has been suspended indefinitely on the campus pending the results of the investigation.

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A spokesperson said LSU police are investigating the case as a possible hazing incident involving the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, located on Dalrymple Drive in Baton Rouge. "As we have continually warned over and over again, hazing is risky, irresponsible and unacceptable".

"A young man's life was cut short last night, and we mourn the loss".

Just previous year, LSU officials put the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha on probation after two new members were sent to the hospital in the spring, KATC reported. "The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable", said Bob Biggs, Executive Vice President and CEO at Phi Delta Theta.

The suspension of LSU's Greek activities comes as campuses nationwide are taking a tough stance on alcohol abuse and hazing following high-profile incidents like the alcohol-related hazing death of Tim Piazza, 19, at Penn State's now-closed Beta Theta Pi house.