A Bowling Green State University (BGSU) sophomore died following an alleged hazing incident involving alcohol, an attorney for the family announced Sunday, according to reports.
“Stone Foltz’s death is a tragedy. He was a beloved son, brother and grandson,” said family attorney Sean Alto, according to FOX 8 of Cleveland. “At this time we are compiling all the facts that led to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation.”
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On Saturday, Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity said in a statement that a new member of the fraternity’s Delta Beta Chapter was involved in an “alleged incident of alcohol-related hazing at an off-campus event.”
“The International Fraternity is horrified and outraged by this incident,” the statement said. “The Fraternity has a zero tolerance policy towards illegal activities, substance abuse, intimidation and hazing of any kind.”
The fraternity said it placed Pi Kappa Alpha’s Delta Beta Chapter at the school on administrative suspension.
Foltz, 20, a sophomore at the university’s College of Business, was left at his apartment by fraternity members after the event, where he was found by his roommates, Alto said, according to The Columbus Dispatch. . The roommates called 911 and Foltz was taken to a hospital in “extreme” conditions, the attorney added.
An attorney for Foltz’s family told Fox News that a “large amount of alcohol was consumed in a very short period of time.” While a student whose roommate is promising Pi Kappa Alpha with Foltz told WTOL that the students were told to drink some alcohol on Thursday night.
“I’ve never seen my roommate more drunk in his entire life. He immediately went to the bathroom and was throwing up in the toilet for only 15 minutes to an hour and made himself throw up,” the roommate told the station.
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The school released a statement saying it placed the fraternity on provisional suspension. BGSU said it was working with local law enforcement agencies who are “actively taking the lead in investigating this dire situation.”
“Those who knew Stone remember him as a kind, selfless person with a great sense of humor,” the school added.
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Last week, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) said it was launching a comprehensive review of Greek life on campus as police investigated whether the death of freshman Adam Oakes was related to a fraternity event.
Paul Best and Stephen Sorace of Fox News contributed to this report.