Frat 'Hazing' That Triggered Cardiac Arrest Ends in Tragedy

Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, has died
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
This file photo shows the University at Buffalo campus in Buffalo, NY.   (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

(Newser) – A student who went into cardiac arrest after a possible frat-house hazing incident has died, the Buffalo News reports. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, was rushed from a University of Buffalo fraternity to a hospital just after midnight on Friday. The freshman had been told to perform exercises at the Sigma Pi house, police say, and had no alcohol or drugs in his system. "Our hearts go out to Sebastian’s family for the devastating heartbreak they are experiencing," says UB president Satish Tripathi, per USA Today. "...It is my hope that each of us pauses to remind ourselves that we can only uphold our humanity by treating each other with dignity, compassion and kindness." The school has shuttered all frats and sororities through the fall. (Read more hazing stories.)

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