An Ohio college student died after an alleged hazing incident linked to large amounts of alcohol consumed by the victim. Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old fraternity pledge at Bowling Green State University in Delaware, was rushed to the hospital early Friday following an off-campus event organized by the Pi Kappa Alpha International fraternity. 

According to the victim’s family lawyer, Attorney Sean Alto, Foltz was given a “copious amount of alcohol” before being dropped off at his apartment late Thursday evening. He was later discovered unresponsive by his roommates who called 911. Foltz was rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support but later died due to his “dire” condition. 

“The death of Stone Foltz is a tragedy,” Alto said in a statement 

“At this, we are gathering all of the facts leading to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation.”

Bowling Green police Lt, Dan Mancuso told local media that they are currently investigating the incident but cannot provide any further comment on their investigation. Although the university campus police are assisting authorities and conducting parallel student code of conduct investigations, they have handed over the case to Bowling Green city police.

The fraternity chapter has been suspended as Pi Kappa Alpha leadership confirmed they will pursue expelling all members involved in Folt’z death, who was identified by the organization as an “unreported new member” also called a pledge. They said they are “horrified and outraged” over the incident. 

“The fraternity has a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal activity, substance abuse, bullying and hazing of any kind,” the fraternity said in their statement.

The organization said it has suspended its BGSU chapter and will pursue permanent suspension of the chapter as new details are learned.

A university spokesman said the Greek letters from the fraternity’s off-campus house were removed early Sunday, because Pi Kappa Alpha is no longer recognized as a student organization at the college, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

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