10 LSU fraternity brothers were charged in the death of a pledge after a hazing activity called ‘bible study’

During a night of fraternity pledge activities in September, Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University, participated in a hazing activity in which he had to drink alcohol when he answered a question incorrectly, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing arrest warrants.

The following day, he was taken to the hospital and declared dead.

Ten current or former students at LSU have now been charged in his death, The Times reported on Wednesday. One student, Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, was charged with negligent homicide.

The arrest warrants detail yet another story of fraternity hazing in which a pledge event where new recruits are told to drink excessively has fatal consequences.

Gruver’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, has an alcohol-free-housing policy, NBC News reported. On September 13, however, pledges arrived to compete in alcohol-related activities.

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by Abby Jackson