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Parents of Penn State Student Hazed to Death Sue 28 Frat Members

The lawsuit alleges the other students caused Timothy "to consume life-threatening amounts of alcohol," which led to his injury and death

The parents of a Penn State University student who died while pledging a fraternity in 2017 filed a lawsuit Thursday against 28 members of the organization, NBC News reports.

Jim and Evelyn Piazza are suing the Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers who organized and participated in the party where their son, Timothy Piazza, fatally fell down the stairs and was left for hours at an initiation event for new pledges at the house, according to the family's lawyer.

St. Moritz Security Services, a company hired to help enforce alcohol regulations, was also named in the suit.

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