Ohio college student dies after alleged hazing incident

A Bowling Green State University (BGSU) student died Sunday after an alleged hazing incident at a fraternity.

Multiple media outlets reported that Stone Foltz, a second-year business student at Northwestern Ohio University, died after attending an off-campus party where alcohol was present.

The family of an attorney for Foltz said they would not comment on the circumstances surrounding his death.

“At this time we are compiling all the facts that led to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation,” Sean Alto told ABC News. “However, we ask that you show respect and consideration for Stone’s family. Despite their excruciating pain, they agreed to donate Stone’s organs so that others can have a second chance at life.”

BGSU said in a statement Saturday that it “placed Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity on provisional suspension for alleged hazing activity.”

“We are working with local law enforcement agencies, who are actively taking the lead in investigating this unfolding situation,” he added.

The national chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity told ABC News it was “horrified and outraged” by Foltz’s death.

“We extend our deepest and sincere condolences to the student’s family and friends and to all those affected by this tragic loss,” the fraternity said.

BGSU said the incident has triggered a full investigation into the activities of all Greek organizations off campus.

“BGSU is committed not only to student conduct and police investigations, but also to a full investigation into the prevention and enforcement responsibilities of each Greek chapter under University policies prohibiting hazing,” the school said. “These University policies and processes have been established to set high expectations and standards and to enforce compliance and ensure the safety of all students.”


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