Courts need to be tough on hazing, family of Penn State student says

The family of a New Jersey teen killed during a hazing at a Penn State fraternity welcomed news that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office confirmed Monday it will take over the prosecution of those charged.

Tim Piazza, 19, of Hunterdon County, died on Feb. 4, two days after he fell down a set of basement stairs at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house during a pledge party. He and other pledges had consumed dangerous levels of alcohol, investigators say, and there was a span of nearly 12 hours between when he fell and an ambulance was called.

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Source: NJ.com Hunterdon

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