LSU Investigating Fraternity Following Possible Hazing Incident
It seems like stories of fraternity hazing are becoming more and more common. LSU is investing a possible hazing incident this week.
The fraternity under the microscope in Baton Rouge this week is Phi Kappa Psi. The investigation was launched after a student ended up in the hospital after suffering from alcohol poisoning. It should go without saying that LSU treats hazing incidents incredibly seriously after what the school went through in 2017.
You may remember in 2017 an LSU fraternity member named Max Gruver passed away after being the subject of an intense hazing ritual called "Bible Study". During that ritual, Phi Delta Theta pledges were forced to chug 190-proof liquor if they gave wrong answers to questions about the fraternity. Phi Delta Theta has been banned from LSU's campus until at least 2033 as a result of the investigation into the events leading to Gruver's death.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore believes this most recent fraternity incident is quite similar to Gruver's case. Moore says, "Similarities there’re some differences. Right off the bat what caught me was just the cooperation that was gained early on, and that is always important in these types of cases to get cooperation immediately. If you wait too long evidence dissipates it is gone.”
Phi Kappa Psi has been suspended from chapter activities amid the ongoing criminal investigation.