The guy didn't murder his own roommate! It was an accident, no one committed suicide. The death was caused by foolish behavior. : ( I am not sure what he was given. I do know he left school toward the end of the semester early. I did call him as I was upset and concerned for him and about him quitting school. He said he was going to another school after the summer and that he did receive a concession on his grades and would be okay. I might of remembered what he said wrong but I recall him saying, along with others, that he did receive A's. I contacted him a few years later and he ended up getting a broadcasting degree, so whatever the school did for him worked as he was able to grieve and continued on with his education.
I would call the school and find out what and if anything is going to be done. Maybe expressing her concerns for the students. The reason this was important to her is if the student is given something like this then he will be leaving the house early. If he is given something like this then that gives her the opportunity for a fresh start as well.
nobody said that he did - per the website there are several variations on this urban legend, as would be expected for a story that has been kicking around for close to 40 years. you can choose to still believe that the school awarded him A's whether or he earned them on his own or as a result of this tragedy but just know that this *IS* an urban legend and repeating second-(or third)hand info doesn't make it more plausible (i.e. you yourself did not get the A's, nor can you present a letter from a college stating that anyone received undeserved A's - or can you?). i too sometimes fall into this trap of repeating an unbelievable story that i have somehow believed and snopes is a good source to make sure you're not retelling an old wives tale that you have now made your own.
gotta go - just got an email from microsoft that they want to pay me $1000 for forwarding an email... :)