Stone Foltz was a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University and he sadly passed away after drinking at a fraternity event, an attorney for his family said.
Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity said in a statement Saturday that a new member of the BGSU chapter “was involved in an alleged incident of alcohol-related hazing at an off-campus event.”
“The International Fraternity is horrified and outraged by this incident,” the international fraternity said in a statement. “The Fraternity has a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal activity, substance abuse, bullying, and hazing of any kind.”
The BGSU chapter was placed on “administrative suspension,” the fraternity added. “We will also pursue permanent suspension of Delta Beta Chapter as well as expulsion of all chapter members from the International Fraternity.
A spokesperson for BGSU told CNN that it has also placed its chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha on interim suspension.
“The local law enforcement and university investigations are ongoing,” Alex Solis, a BGSU spokesperson, told CNN in an email statement. “However, I can confirm that we have placed Pi Kappa Alpha on interim suspension for alleged hazing activity.”
The family attorney released a statement, calling the incident ‘a tragedy’.
“He was a beloved son, brother, and grandson,” Alto said. “At this time we are gathering all of the facts leading to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation.“