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Pennsylvania Prosecutor: Charges Will Be Filed In Baruch College Freshman's Alleged Hazing Death

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TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, PA. - A Pennsylvania prosecutor says that charges will be filed in the hazing death of a Baruch College freshman.

Prosecutors are waiting until police finish their investigation before deciding what charges to file in the death of 19-year-old Michael Deng.

Authorities say that the Queens resident was one of four pledges who went to the Poconos with members of the Pi Delta Psi Asian-American fraternity.

Police say that as part of a game called "the glass ceiling," Deng was taken outside early Sunday morning and forced to carry a 20 pound bag of sand in a backpack, while other fraternity members tried to tackle him. He hit his head after being knocked to the ground.

They say other fraternity members brought him inside, tried to warm him by a fire and changed his clothes before finally taking him to a hospital in critical condition.

Doctors say he suffered major brain trauma and died on Monday.

In a statement, Baruch College said it had no knowledge of the trip or that the fraternity was even rushing a pledge class.

School officials said that they launched an internal investigation and are cooperating with law enforcement.

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