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Newsletter > November 2014 > "Nebraska Freshman Dies at Fraternity Chapter House"
Nebraska Freshman Dies at Fraternity Chapter House
Tim Burke, Manley Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org
The morning of September 5th was unlike any other at the Farmhouse Fraternity residence at the University of Nebraska. Clayton Reel, an 18-year old freshman, was found dead in his room. Press reports indicate that he had attended a fraternity “frosh party” the previous night and passed out from intoxication. He was brought back to his room at the fraternity house by fraternity members and left to “sleep it off.”
The autopsy report indicates that Reel died of acute alcohol intoxication, having a blood level more than four times the legal limit.
Four members of Farmhouse Fraternity face felony charges for having provided alcohol to a minor, resulting in injury or death. Section 53-180.05 of the Nebraska Code, adopted in 2011, makes that a Class IIIA Felony carrying with it a maximum imprisonment of five years if convicted. Three other members of the Fraternity were charged with lesser crimes, including maintaining a disorderly house and procuring alcohol to a minor.
The University has suspended the fraternity chapter and students were required to move out of the Farmhouse residence.