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Florida State University suspends fraternities and sororities following death of pledge

Florida State University suspends fraternities and sororities following death of pledge”

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends", Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

Tallahassee police say that while they have reason to believe alcohol played a role in Coffey's death, they are waiting for the results of an autopsy. Thrasher also announced an alcohol ban at all student organization functions. Shelton said all chapter operations are now suspended and its members have been directed to fully cooperate with the death investigation. "We've got a serious problem", President John Thrasher said.

Andrew Coffey was in the process of pledging Pi Kappa Phi when he was found unconscious Friday morning (Nov. 3), a mile from the school.

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Andrew Coffey, 20, is alleged to have died at the party, which occurred off of the Florida State University campus. Twenty-two percent of the school's 7,588-student population make up the Greek community, the site notes.

"All of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up". They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week. He was from Pompano Beach.

Police arrived at the home on Buena Vista Drive shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday and found Coffey unresponsive.

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Police collected beer bottles from the porch as evidence, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

Greek Life at Florida State University has been indefinitely suspended after a freshman pledge died and another fraternity member faces cocaine charges. Check back for updates.

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