A 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University is fighting for his life after being found in a “terrible” condition after an incident with a grim fraternity. Stone Folz was taken to hospital early Friday after being discovered by his roommates after a fellow student described it as a “deadly” and “crazy” alcohol-related event.
A little more than 24 hours later, Foltz’s family finds themselves in the unthinkable: the process of donating his organs begins.
“Please have respect, be careful and passionate. Please do not post comments for details of what you have heard. Stone is still with us for the time we are going through the process of donating his organs. Hug your children and tell them every day how much you love them, “said a statement from Foltz̵
The 20-year-old was attending an out-of-town event for the head of BGSU at the Pi Kappa Alpha International Brotherhood on Thursday night, where promises to drink “heavy” alcohol were pressed, according to Sean Alto, the family’s lawyer.
A Bowling Green student, speaking to WTOL 11 on condition of anonymity, said the promises were told to drink “a handle of any alcohol” given to them and “to finish all the work while we’re there.” before we leave. “
Alcohol handle contains nearly 40 shots.
“It’s crazy to me that they can allow this deadly and careless drinking to continue. I think it’s amazing to me that they are trying to hide behind this organization, “said the student.
The university said it was aware of “alleged grim alcohol activity” at an off-campus event and “put this fraternity on hold while we work with local law enforcement.”
The fraternity issued a statement saying it was “horrified and outraged” by the grim incident.
“The fraternity has a policy of zero tolerance for illegal activity, drug abuse, harassment and all kinds of fraud. Let us repeat most emphatically: We refuse to defend or justify any conduct that creates a dangerous environment or situation for our members or the larger university community in any of our more than 200 chapters in the United States and abroad, “the statement said. .
The fraternity said it was cooperating with an investigation and stopped the head involved in the incident. Bowling Green police confirmed that an investigation is underway, but did not give further details.
Foltz graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in Ohio in 2019 and is said to be active in a variety of sports.
Tragically, he abolished life support just months after a law aimed at curbing fog was delayed in the Ohio Senate.
“It simply came to our notice then. This has been happening for a long time and these young men in these fraternities who have been given the reins of power, they just don’t seem to understand what they are doing, it’s not right, “Alto was quoted as saying by WTOL 11. It causes serious, catastrophic, life-changing harm and death. And they just don’t understand them. And you know, one of the things I hope is that this year, Ohio lawmakers (could) have passed Colin’s law, which was introduced last year, but it didn’t. “
As for Foltz’s family, Alto said that “they are currently focused on their son. I expect to take it hour by hour, day after day. “