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WVU Offers Students Bus Trip to Classmate's Funeral

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West Virginia University is providing transportation to the funeral of a student in Buffalo, New York.

The university says Nolan Burch’s funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Buffalo. The 18-year-old freshman from Williamsville, New York, died last Friday.

WVU says a charter bus will depart from the Mountainlair at 3:30 a.m. Thursday and from Summit Hall at 3:45 a.m. Students will return to Morgantown following the service.

Police have said Burch was found unconscious and not breathing at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston confirmed the Nov. 12 incident was alcohol-related.

WVU has ordered a halt to all activities at its fraternities and sororities.