Transcript for College Freshman Dies After Alleged Fraternity Hazing
Now, to that death of a freshman. He died over the weekend, allegedly injured early sunday morning, during what the school calls an unsanctioned pledging event. Police are investigating the incident. And abc's rob nelson is here with that story. Reporter: Good morning. Initial reports indicate that alcohol was not a factor in this case. But investigators are still trying to find out exactly how this fraternity trip turned tragic. This morning, questions are swirling around a new york city college fraternity, after a hazing ritual allegedly led to the death of a young pledge. Definite appears that multiple individuals were involved. Reporter: Authorities say about 30 members of pi delta si, an asian-american cultural fraternity traveled to the poconos this weekend. Hong them, chun michael deng. One of the students pledging to the fraternity. Police say he suffered brain trauma during a ritual. They involved physical contact that became very aggressive. The pledges were carrying weighted bags. And also involved some pushing and shoving and hitting. Reporter: Investigators say deng was brought inside the residence unresponsive. Rather than calling 911, frat members reportedly waited about two hours before driving him to a hospital 45 minutes away. He was placed on life support early sunday morning and died the following day. College officials called the fraternity event unsanctioned. And said they had no knowledge of this event or that the fraternity was rushing a pledge class. Students at the college are stunned. I never heard of any hazing incident at any fraternity or sorority on this campus. We're very good about that. I'm pretty surprised. Reporter: No arrest had been made in the case. And it's unclear how many people could potentially be charged. The college, which already requires students to undergo training about the dangers of hazing, has launched an internal investigation. People want answers. Thanks, rob. We have details about that devastating airline crash in san
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