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The last few months for George Mason Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been a bit of a tragic roller coaster ride. Following the untimely death of Tristan Tanner Medina — who leaped from a from a fifth-floor dorm window while high on acid he bought from another member — the school launched a deep investigation into the chapter as a whole. The most notable information which has been brought to light by the university is that SAE has itself a test bank.
A George Mason University student was charged with distributing the LSD a fellow student took before plunging to his death, and a possible cheating scandal was uncovered during the death investigation, according to reports from affiliate WUSA9.
Tristan Tanner Medina,19, died Sept. 30, 2017, after jumping or falling out of a fifth-floor window of a residence hall while under the influence of LSD, court documents indicate.
Alejandro Porrata, 19, of Annandale, Va., was indicted in January by a grand jury after Medina’s death, according to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Both Medina and Porrata were members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which has been temporarily suspended from GMU after a university probe around Medina’s death.
The SAE fraternity remains temporarily suspended from campus as the investigation continues, according to GMU spokesman Michael Sandler.
Recently unsealed search warrants revealed stolen university exams were found on the student’s computer, according to WUSA9.
The warrants said there was communication about “test banks” between SAE leaders.
Members of SAE are still coming to terms with the death of one of their brothers, while another is likely facing some pretty serious jail time. When you put it in that perspective, getting caught with something every organization on campus has really seems insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Just a very unfortunate and heartbreaking situation no organization should have to find itself in..