Eight people, all students at Penn State, have been charged with furnishing alcohol to minors in connection to the Paige Raque incident, according to a police press release.
The criminal complaints and other “related offenses” were filed this morning.
On October 13th, Raque, a Penn State cheerleader, suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall from a 5th-story Calder Commons window. Per the release, it was determined that her fall was accidental.
Last week, we reported two cheerleaders have been removed from the varsity team as a result of the incident. We cannot confirm if the two cheerleaders were among those charged.
The students charged:
Tempest S. Hourston
Megan E. Markovitz
Adaire B. Robinson
Alexandria M. Hipple
Brooke A. Piccione
Alyssa A. Duffy
Julie A. Hannan
Madeline C. Miller
(UPDATE 5:04 p.m.) A Penn State spokesperson has released a statement. “All students will have to face potential sanctions from the University’s Office of Student Conduct,” the spokesperson said. “We are still concerned for Paige’s recovery. This was a tragic and unfortunate accident that could have been avoided”
Four of the women charged were members of the cheerleading team and one was a member of the Lionettes. All five have been removed from their respective teams.