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Brown: Student Tests Positive for Date-Rape Drug

Brown University officials say one of two students who reported memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party last month has tested positive for a date-rape drug, while tests on the other student are pending.

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Brown University officials say one of two students who reported memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party last month has tested positive for a date-rape drug, while tests on the other student are pending.

The Providence Journal reports that the university announced the test results in a campus-wide email late Saturday.

Margaret Klawunn, Brown's vice president of campus life and student services, says in the email that the student tested positive for gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, a date-rape drug also known as "street ecstasy."

The students said they became rapidly intoxicated and had memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party at Sears House on Oct. 17. Brown has suspended the fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi.

One of the two students also reported being sexually assaulted. 

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