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Settlement reached in the aftermath of Carson Stuckey (SAE) hazing death

Link to story and video about the Cal Poly SAE settlement

excerpt from KEYT.COM:

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity headquarters reached a settlement with the family of 18-year-old Carson Starkey, who died of excessive alcohol consumption in 2008. Carson was a new member at the former chapter at Cal Poly.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

According to autopsy results, Starkey died after suffering from Respiratory Arrest due to alcohol poisoning. An array of tests showed Starkey had a blood-alcohol level anywhere between .39 percent to .447 percent. Autopsy results also determined there were no signs of drug use.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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