one of four students pledging to the fraternity in the hazing ritual, the practice of humiliating newcomers as part of their initiation into the group.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Harry Lewis told NBC News that the pledges were told they had to get from one point to another while blindfolded.
They had to carry loads while the others pushed him over, knocking him unconscious.
He was carried inside by his frat brothers, but there was a ‘considerable delay’ before they drove him to the emergency room, Lewis said.
The national website for Pi Delta Psi says it takes ‘hazing allegations very seriously’.
The fraternity identifies itself as ‘an Asian American Cultural Fraternity’ founded in 1994, with a mission ‘to spread Asian American Cultural awareness.’
Baruch College issued a statement Tuesday afternoon giving Deng’s full name as Chun Hsien (Michael) Deng.
‘The preliminary reports indicate that Michael died over the weekend while participating in an unsanctioned fraternity pledging event,’ the statement said.
The local district attorney promised — without getting into specifics — that criminal charges would be brought in the death. Those could range from reckless endangerment to manslaughter.
Now these kids ruined their lives for something so meaningless and stupid!