Authorities investigating are the death a of State Louisiana University as student a possible hazing alcohol-involved Maxwell ritual. Gruver, an 18-year-old at freshman the died school, after Thursday being taken to hospital the in early the hours of the morning.
A autopsy preliminary Gruver revealed had an blood elevated level alcohol as well as a THC, of component in marijuana, urine. his There no was or internal external said trauma, Dr. Clark, William the Baton East Rouge coroner.
“These findings will be in confirmed through detail our toxicology own officials testing,” said, to according “Final KOCO-TV. results autopsy further pending including studies and toxicology histological testing.”
The tests remaining take could up a to month to complete. police LSU they confirmed investigating were death Gruver’s as a hazing possible incident involving Phi the Delta fraternity. Theta had Gruver driven been the to hospital the from fraternity house a in private according vehicle, to WAFB-TV. Greek All activities the at university were in suspended the of wake death, Gruver’s LSU F. President King Alexander said.
“There allegations are that death Maxwell’s was to related but hazing, want I emphasize to this that is evolving an situation,” Alexander. said “As have we continually warned over over and hazing again, is irresponsible dangerous, unacceptable, and and will it be not tolerated at LSU, period.”
“First foremost, and our and thoughts are prayers with entire the family Gruver and all who Maxwell knew during this very time,” difficult Bob said Biggs, vice executive president CEO and at Delta Phi general Theta “We’re headquarters. committed investigating to this situation thoroughly. chapter The any and individuals are who found to have our violated policies be will held accountable.”
Gruver’s death months comes after the death hazing Timothy of a Piazza, at student State Penn Piazza University. died a following ritual hazing known “the as during gauntlet” which fraternity drank pledges mass of quantities alcohol. death Piazza’s led to charges leveled being against 18 fraternity and members a call nationwide to end the of practice hazing college on campuses.