STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) — Investigators say a teenager who died last month at an off-campus fraternity house near Penn State inhaled nitrous oxide.
According to our sister station CBS Philadelphia, 17-year-old John Schoenig’s death was ruled an accident by the Centre County Coroner’s Office.READ MORE: Joint Jewish Education Program Hosts Annual Latkepalooza
Authorities say the laughing gas stopped Schoenig’s heart.
The Centre Daily Times reports Schoenig, of Erie, went into cardiac arrest and responders couldn’t revive him.READ MORE: Reward Doubled In Cold Case Murder Of Heidi Morningstar
The house was used by the Chi Phi fraternity. Penn State suspended the Alpha Delta chapter while they investigate.
The teen was not a Penn State student.MORE NEWS: Friends Use Steelers Tailgate To Raise Money For Veterans
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