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Penn State frats cancel events to mull 'necessary changes'

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 13, 2017 11:24 AM
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A Penn State student walks in the rain past Old Main on the Penn State main campus in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(State College) -- Penn State's fraternities are canceling all social events for the next two weekends as they deal with continuing fallout from the February death of a student at a pledge acceptance party.

The Centre Daily Times reports the school's Interfraternity Council made the decision after Penn State President Eric Barron's open letter to the Greek community Monday. Barron warned that a history of misconduct could eventually result in the end of fraternities and sororities at the university.

The council said in a statement that fraternity chapters will use the time to "consider any necessary changes that need to be made."

Police are investigating the death of Timothy Piazza. The engineering student from New Jersey was fatally injured in a fall while attending a pledge acceptance party at a fraternity house.

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