Andrew Coffey’s Parents Push for New Hazing Law after Death of FSU Pledge
The dangers of hazing and excessive drinking are becoming increasingly more apparent. The parents of Andrew Coffey, who lost their son due to alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party, are pushing to make hazing a federal crime. CBS reports:
In a story you’ll see only on “CBS This Morning,” we hear from the parents of, who police say died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party. Parents Tom and Sandra Coffey are pushing for a new law against hazing.
“If this can go to Washington, D.C., it could be the Andrew Coffey Law. Is that something you’d like to see?” CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil asked them.
“Yes. Yes,” Tom said
“Yeah. Yeah, can’t be for nothing. I mean, I don’t—” Sandra said.
“Yeah, he can’t have died for nothing,” Tom said.
“No,” Sandra said.
“There has to be purpose,” Tom added. “And if people in the past had gotten together, maybe my son would still be here. … It just can’t go on. It can’t go on anymore.”
The Coffeys tell us how they’re trying to save lives by making hazing a federal crime.
Watch Tuesday, March 13, 2018, on “CBS This Morning,” which airs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT.© 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.