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Fraternity Frat Boy Found Dead, Friends Claim It Was A Case Of Hazing

Washington State University student, Luke Morgan Tyler, was found dead in his dorm in Pullman Hall on the University’s main campus on January 22.


His friends claimed that Tyler was pledging to the Theta Chi fraternity at the time of his death, leading them to demand an investigation into possible hazing.


They created a petition, which currently has over eleven-thousand signatures, alleging that the fraternity is directly responsible for his death and demanding its closure. It also requires that the president and pledge masters be held to account for their specific roles.


Tyler’s family has also started a GoFundMe created to raise funds for the funeral, of which they have accumulated over eleven thousand dollars. A statement on the page says, “We want to ensure that his name is not forgotten and to assist his family in these impossibly trying times.”


While no one has been arrested in connection to Tyler’s death, a spokesperson for the university said that they are currently looking into it. In order to discover if Tyler’s death can be related to hazing, they estimate that it will take some while to investigate.


Chancellor of Washington State, Elizabeth Chilton, issued a statement where she said she was “heartbroken” and sent her thoughts and prayers to Tyler’s family and friends. She also mentions how the university does not plan to release any new information until the family can contact the coroner’s office and receive a toxicology report.


Tyler's death follows a reoccurring tragedy in America which is the alcohol intoxication during fraternity hazing. Last year America saw its worst case ever concerning a freshman, Danny Santulli at the University of Missouri who was pledging to the Phi Gamma Delta, Fiji, fraternity and after a night of hazing, ended up falling backward and hitting his head.


Some of his frat brothers tried to leave him on the couch to sleep it off but realized they had to take him to the hospital.


Security cameras captured the entire pledge event in horrific detail. Danny has now been rendered unable to walk or talk and is blind. He also requires around-the-clock care and it has been financially and emotionally draining the Santulli family.



Santulli was left with severe brain damage. Danny’s father, Tom Santulli told the Columbia Daily Tribune how he wants his son's physical state to discourage the bullying practice in college fraternities.


Tom Santulli, said that now that the event is approaching its one-year anniversary, he has concluded that fraternities are not the problem. But instead, it's the toxic culture of drinking excessively and the indifference of how members are treated.


“There's just no need to have these dangerous events, I hope everybody at Mizzou learned a lesson from this,” Tom stated.


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