LSU responds to President Tate's email backlash

LSU President William Tate received significant public backlash after his initial statement following the death of Madison Brooks. 

Interim Vice President of the LSU Office of Communications Cody Worshaw gave a statement to Tiger TV on the issue. 

"President Tate’s message Monday was directed at perpetrators and the establishments that enable them to weaponize alcohol against our students. The subsequent actions of the ATC on Tuesday have already helped us enact real change, and the justice system will handle the accused. 

Honoring Madison’s life requires us to take every possible step to protect students. Coming down hard on bars that are serving minors in our community is one of many strategies the President is proposing. We invite the entire Baton Rouge community to join us as we unite against all forms of violence and develop further strategies toward its prevention."