Arrests Made in Virginia State University Hazing Deaths

Virginia State University is a historically black college outside of Richmond

Police have arrested three men and are still seeking a fourth after two Virginia State University freshmen were carried away by currents while trying to swim across a river as part of an off-campus club initiation rite, Associated Press reports.

The body of one freshman, Marvell Edmonson, 19, of Portsmouth, was recovered Monday. The search continued Tuesday for the second victim, Jauwan M. Holmes, 19, of Newport News.

The four suspects are part of an off-campus group known as “Men of Honor” that conducted an initiation on Saturday requiring seven VSU students to walk through the rapids of the Appomattox River, police said.

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