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Coroner: LSU student had 'highly elevated blood alcohol level,' THC in system

16 September 2017
Coroner: LSU student had 'highly elevated blood alcohol level,' THC in system

Lousiana police are investigating the death of Maxwell Raymond Gruver, an 18-year-old student at LSU, as a possible fraternity hazing incident.

THC is tetrahyrdrocannabibol, a chemical found in marijuana.

A house mom lives at the fraternity, according to CNN, but it is not known if she was present around the time of the teen's death.

A toxicology screen showed no drugs or alcohol in Karki's system, and his cause of death was ruled as "arrhythmia, likely exercise induced", KATC reported. "It will not be tolerated at LSU".

"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly", said Bob Biggs, the chief executive at Phi Delta Theta.

The tragedy prompted LSU President F. King Alexander to indefinitely halt all Greek activity on campus.

"As we have continuously warned over and over again - hazing is unsafe, irresponsible, and unacceptable and it will not be tolerated at LSU, period", said university president F King Alexander at a press conference on Thursday.

The national office of Phi Delta Theta announced on Thursday evening that it had suspended the university's chapter, adding that its officials had been working with the authorities in Louisiana. "As we continuously warned over and over again hazing is risky, irresponsible and unacceptable and will not be tolerated at LSU period", Alexander said.

"The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely", Alexander said.

"LSU officials are aware of an incident that occurred last night involving a fraternity", LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard told The Advocate. It was founded on campus in 1938, according to LSU's Division of Student Affairs. "Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to his family and his friends".

The suspension of LSU's Greek activities comes as campuses nationwide are taking a tough stance on alcohol abuse and hazing following high-profile incidents like the alcohol-related hazing death of Tim Piazza, 19, at Penn State's now-closed Beta Theta Pi house.