Parents push for hazing law after death of FSU pledge
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
On Tuesday, the parents of a Florida college student who police say died from alcohol poisoning after an off-campus fraternity party, will speak exclusively to CBS This Morning.
Tom and Sandra Coffey are now pushing for a new law that would make hazing a federal crime.
Their son Andrew Coffey, from Pompano Beach, was a Florida State University student when he died November 3, 2017.
Police found the 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge unresponsive after an alcohol-fueled fraternity party.
“There has to be purpose; if people in the past had gotten together, maybe my son would still be here,” his father said through the tears. “It just can't go on. It can't go on anymore.”
Coffey’s death has already resulted in criminal charges against nine FSU fraternity members but his parents want to see change go all the way to Washington DC.
You can catch the full, exclusive interview on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, on CBS This Morning, immediately following CBS12 Morning News.