It's a parent's worst nightmare… sending your child off to university for them never to return home.
That's what happened to a 19-year-old Penn State University student who died when he fell down a flight of stairs during a fraternity party.
Now 18 students have been charged over his death and eight of them are set to appear in court today.
US Correspondent Patrice Howard spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video for the full interview.