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2nd student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Oct. 22, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A second student charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore has pleaded guilty. Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland, entered his pleas Thursday as part of a deal with Wood County prosecutors. He is due to...

11 indicted in fraternity pledge's alcohol poisoning death

Sep. 24, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday. The eight men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22,...

Ex-student pleads guilty in Ohio fraternity hazing case

Sep. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — One of the eight men charged in the fraternity hazing death of a Bowling Green State University sophomore pleaded guilty on Thursday in Ohio. Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in a Wood County courtroom to felony...

Law named for dead Penn State student boosts hazing penalty

Aug. 24, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — Hazing in New Jersey will be met with harsher penalties under a new law named after Tim Piazza, a state native and Penn State student who died in 2017. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza's Law on Tuesday at Raritan Valley Community...

Lawsuit: Teens sexually assaulted in high school team hazing

Aug. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The parents of two teenage boys filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging their sons were sexually assaulted in a hazing tradition by older players on their suburban Chicago high school football team, and that three adult coaches were aware and even had a nickname for the...

Former fraternity member in Ohio indicted in pledge's death

Aug. 19, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Another former fraternity member at Bowling Green State University was indicted in the death of a pledge during an alleged hazing ritual. A grand jury indicted a 22-year-old former student Wednesday on charges that include involuntary...

18 to stand trial after hazing death of Black student

Aug. 05, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — All eighteen students accused of playing a role in the death of a Black student during an initiation ritual at a Belgian university have been ordered to stand trial, lawyers for the victim’s mother said on Thursday. Twenty-year-old Sanda Dia died in a...

College bans, expels 20 students in fraternity hazing death

Jul. 30, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday banned or suspended 20 students following its investigation into the death of a fraternity pledge who drank an excessive amount of alcohol during an alleged hazing ritual. Bowling Green State University in a statement...

Ohio University suspends another frat for hazing violations

Jul. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University has suspended another fraternity for violating hazing rules. The Athens-based school has notified the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi that it has been suspended for four years following an investigation by the school that revealed...