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New Witness Says He Knows How Frat Pledge Died

Tucker Hipps was forced to walk narrow bridge railing, witness says

(Newser) - Almost a year after 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tucker Hipps was found dead in South Carolina's Lake Hartwell, a witness has come forward to say he or she knows how the sophomore got there. According to a new statement, the unidentified witness says the Clemson student was forced to walk... More »

Parents Allege Cover-Up in Son's Death at Clemson

Tucker Hipps died while pledging a fraternity

(Newser) - The parents of a Clemson freshman who died last fall under still-unexplained circumstances while pledging a fraternity say they've waited long enough for answers. Gary and Cindy Hipps have sued Clemson, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and three members of the frat for $50 million, reports CBS News . Their two lawsuits... More »

University Suspends All Frats After Pledge Dies

Clemson student Tucker Hipps fell from bridge

(Newser) - The unexplained death of a 19-year-old pledge at Clemson this week was the 15th "serious incident" involving fraternities at the South Carolina university in the space of a month, and the institution has now decided to suspend the activities of all 24 fraternities, a spokeswoman tells WYFF4 . The other... More »

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