Una confraternita della Virginia Commonwealth University è stata sospesa dopo la morte di uno studente di 19 anni

La Virginia Commonwealth University ha sospeso una confraternita dopo che uno studente è stato trovato morto sabato in una casa fuori dal campus.

The VCU chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity was also suspended by the national Delta Chi organization.
The suspensions follow the death of VCU student Adam Oakes. Statements from the university, the national fraternity and the Richmond police did not mention any cause of death, although police are investigating.
Oakesfamily told CNN affiliate WWBT that the studentwho was an only childhad been offered a bid to join the Delta Chi fraternity and had gone to a party Friday night to begin the initiation process.
    He had already tried to get into other fraternities and had been turned down, but he saw the camaraderie. He’d see the brotherhood and just loved the actual acceptance,” his father, Eric Oakes, told WWBT.
    “A 9 p.m., he texts his dad and just said, ‘I’m going in. Love you.and he went in,” Oakescousin Courtney White told the affiliate. “He wasn’t just a good kid or good person to us, he was to everybody,” White ha detto.
    CNN has reached out to Oakesfamily for comment but has not yet heard back.
    Oakescause of death has not yet been determined by the Medical Examiner, said Tammie Smith, spokesperson for Virginia Department of Health.
    In a statement Sunday, the university said it mourned Oakes’ Morte. “This is a tragic loss for Adam’s family and members of our community,” ha detto.
    According to a statement from the Richmond Police Department (RPD), officers respondedfor the report of a person down” in giro 9:16 a.m. Sabato. “Officers arrived and found Oakes down and unresponsive. È stato dichiarato morto sul posto,” ha detto.
    Detectives from RPD and the VCU Police Department are investigating, ha detto il dipartimento.
    The VCU Delta Chi house is about a mile from where Oakes was found unresponsive. Neither the university nor the police gave any information about whether the house where Oakes was found was linked to the fraternity.
      The health and safety of our chapter communities is always a top priority for The Delta Chi Fraternity, which suspended the VCU chapter after learning of the incident late Saturday afternoon,” the national fraternity statement disse.
      By Monday, social media accounts, websites and university pages associated with VCU chapter of Delta Chi had been taken down.

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