BATON ROUGE, La. -- The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office says they are investigating the death of an 18-year-old LSU student who was taken to the hospital after leaving an LSU fraternity house.
The coroner’s office stated that the 18-year-old was transported from the fraternity house on Wednesday night to the hospital where he later died on Thursday, according to the report from The Advocate. Crime scene tape was seen up around the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Thursday afternoon.
The coroner's office identified the person as 18-year-old Max Gruver, from Roswell, Georgia.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but an autopsy will be conducted on Friday, according to the coroner’s office.
According to LSU, Gruver's death is being investigated as a possible hazing incident. LSU President F. King Alexander said that alcohol was involved and no arrests have been made at this time. Alexander also said that hazing is not acceptable and will not be tolerated on LSU's campus and as a result all Greek life activities are suspended.
Alexander described Gruver's death as "tragic and untimely."
The national Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters also announced that it is suspending all operations of the fraternity's chapter on LSU's campus.
LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard released the following statement:
"LSU officials are aware of an incident that occurred last night involving a fraternity. LSU is currently investigating and will report as soon as more information is available."
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School sent this letter home to parents on Thursday:
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