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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 04:35 AM

9 college freshmen dead in alcohol-related incidents in first weeks of new school year

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9 college freshmen dead in alcohol-related incidents in first weeks of new school year
Scott Kaufman
21 Sep 2014

According to a report by Inside Higher Ed, nine college freshmen have already died alcohol-related deaths at campuses across the United States in the first few weeks of the new school year.

Tucker Brantly Arnold, an incoming freshman at Texas Tech, died after fatally crashing his pickup truck on August 19. His blood alcohol concentration was .267, three times over the legal limit. Five other Texas Tech students died in that crash.

Another Texas Tech freshman, Dalton Debrick, died while rushing the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. The official cause of death, according to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, was acute alcohol intoxication.

Amy Murphy, the dean of students at Texas Tech University, blamed these deaths on “the college effect,” which she defined as “the idea that once students are on campus, they’re exposed to these higher-risk behaviors and are then more likely to participate in them.”

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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 09:18 AM

1. What horrific tragedies for these kids and their families.

The tragic loss of all these kids leave holes ripped in our societal fabric that cannot be repaired. Alcohol and drug use are pushed so hard at colleges. Sometimes it seems that it is just a way to keep the kids tranquilized, so they do not cause any trouble. The Greek system and football both are symbiotic with the drinking culture.

Kids have to be told when they drink or use drugs and get themselves in a dangerous situation their peers will not help them. They will be left to recover, escape or die on their own. I am so tired of the attitude that kids must experiment with drugs and alcohol in order to have fun.

Nine lives wasted because of alcohol. Condolences to their families for their terrible losses.

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Mon Sep 22, 2014, 07:29 PM

2. Kick....

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