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Teen Found Dead Near Penn State Campus, Fraternity Suspended

Penn State officials said Tuesday that the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Phi has lost all its privileges

What to Know

  • Authorities say a 17-year-old male was found dead in an off-campus house at Penn State and a fraternity has been suspended.
  • Police said the teenager was found Saturday night at the house occupied by Chi Phi members.
  • Penn State officials said Tuesday that the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Phi has lost all its privileges.

Authorities say a 17-year-old male was found dead in an off-campus house at Penn State and a fraternity has been suspended.

Penn State officials said Tuesday that the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Phi has lost all its privileges.

Police said the teenager was found Saturday night at the house occupied by Chi Phi members. He was not a student and has not been identified. Penn State says the house is not the fraternity's official residence.

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Authorities say the teenager had no signs of trauma.

Penn State says the fraternity may not participate, attend or organize any functions, activities or events pending the outcome of the investigation.

An email was sent to the fraternity seeking comment.

The incident occurred more than two years after a pledge fell during a night of hazing at a now-defunct Penn State fraternity and later died from his injuries.

The death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza at the Beta Theta Pi house in February 2017 led to the passage of a stricter state anti-hazing law and guilty pleas for about a dozen members of the shuttered fraternity.

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