Parents sue university over son's death from fall

5 years 3 months 5 days ago Tuesday, November 18 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:04:00 AM CST November 18, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The parents of a Washington University student who fell to his death are suing the St. Louis school for what they call a lax disciplinary system that insufficiently punishes drug use.

Yongsang Soh died in October 2013 when he fell from a 23rd-floor balcony at an off-campus high-rise. His death was first ruled a suicide but later classified with the cause of death as undetermined. An autopsy found LSD in his system.

Soh's parents sued the school Monday in St. Louis after unsuccessfully demanding a $50 million settlement. They say the university improperly relied on its disciplinary system rather than criminal courts when students were caught with drugs. Soh belonged to a fraternity that was kicked off campus and later disbanded.

The university responded with a statement refuting the allegations.

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