Penn State fraternity suspended after teen’s death

Police are investigating the death of high school senior John Schoenig, 17, at an off-campus house allegedly occupied by Chi Phi fraternity members.
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Transcript for Penn State fraternity suspended after teen’s death
Okay, ginger, thank you. To Penn state temporarily suspending a fraternity after a 17-year-old died at an off campus house. Gio Benitez has this story. Reporter: This morning, a Penn state fraternity has been suspended as police investigate the death of a visiting high school senior. Officers were called out Saturday to an off campus house which the school says was allegedly occupied by chi phi fraternity members. West college avenue, 17-year-old male unconscious for 10 to 15 minutes breathing is very shallow. Reporter: State college police finding 17-year-old John Schoenig in full cardiac arrest. First responders tried to resuss state him but he was pronounced dead on the scene. His high school posting this on Facebook, please pray for the prep-villa community as we mourn the passing of our brother John "Jack" Schoenig. Friends and teammates remembering the student athlete. You could walk in the locker room and everyone just brightens up smile on their faces joking around on the ice, always gave it his all. Reporter: Police say there were no signs of trauma and several witnesses told them he became unconscious. But the university not taking any chances. Immediately issuing an interim suspension to the alpha delta chapter of chi phi. Fraternities is cross the country have been under fire. Penn state having one of the largest hazing prosecution cases in American history. In 2017, 19-year-old sophomore Tim piazza died. In Schoenig's case. There are no allegations of hazing or alcohol but police are asking anyone with information to come forward. And the medical examiner says it may take weeks to learn what triggered his cardiac arrest. The fraternity's national chapter telling us overnight it is deeply saddened by this tragic event. They point out this happened at an off campus house, not ownedly chi phi but say the fraternity is assisting investigators right now. A lot of people want these No question about that. Such a tragedy.

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