Parents sue university over son's death from fall
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.