5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and a fraternity member.6) 1894 Cornell University (New York) Bystander accidental death A non-Cornell bystander accidentally died during a class prank involving deliberate use of chlorine gas. Henrietta Jackson will be chronicled in an in-depth investigative feature in Hank Nuwer’s 2018 book “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” (Indiana University Press).As a result of this sad accident class rushes were given up and during the past years, the students by their own action, have abolished hazing.” In the 1911 yearbook there is a page dedicated to this student, with his photograph. 22) 1909 (verified but number not yet entered) White School (Indiana) Hazing and retaliation After some bullies and hazers were reported, or thought to have been reported by Charles Stinson, he was hung upside down and left a long time to dangle. according to the Plymouth (IN) Tribune, March 25, 1909. Merriam, and Aubrey Hatch were found guilty of manslaughter.
Franklin Seminary (Kentucky) Class Hazing John Butler Groves died in a hazing incident, according to a family history.
2) 1847 Amherst College (Massachusetts) Class Hazing Jonathan D.
6) 1899 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Pledge Edward F.
Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.
7) 1898 Decatur High School, Illinois (Corrected from earlier reference to Indiana).
High School Physical Hazing According to Wikipedia and the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, freshman David C. A battle royal ensued and Jones died a few days later of a spinal injury.19) 1906 Hilliard High School (Columbus, Ohio) Class Hazing The New York Times reported that representatives of the family of Cecil F.Leat have sued for ,000 damages after he was beaten to death in a hazing. 30, 1906 20) 1906 Culver Military Academy (Indiana) Disputed death, hazing or illness?Leggett died in a fall into a steep gorge while on a walk in the dark required by fraternity members.Family claims that Leggett was blindfolded were disputed by the chapter.The entire story is told in Hank Nuwer’s “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” (1918). John’s Military College (Maryland) Class Hazing In a switch, hazer William R. The case was widely covered nationwide by newspapers.