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"It’s not unusual to hear that students are drinking to get drunk," he said.
Lange said he hopes students don’t draw the wrong lessons from the University of Tennessee incident.
"Students and people in general are pretty good at denying that they are at risk for whatever happened to someone else," he said. "So they can look at something like this and say ‘I’m OK because I would never do that.’
"However, they may be drinking heavily, or doing things like mixing alcohol with prescription meds that is putting them at serious risk," he said.
To Tennessee freshman Cody Privett of Sevierville, there’s nothing appealing about the incident on his campus.
"It’s stupid, it’s an unfortunate situation," said Privett, of Sevierville. "I mean there’s partying, and then there’s other things."
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