Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.Cornell Kappa Society lost two pledges and were judged blameless.
Moreover, for that matter I hope to find a reputable geology record to verify that the boy actually died (given the frequent press errors of the day–Hank Nuwer December 23, 2017.
5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student named Wilkins Ruskin was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and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.
3) 1873 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Mortimer N.
Leggett died in a fall into a steep gorge while on a walk in the dark required by fraternity members.
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.
6) 1899 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Pledge Edward F.
Pittsburgh Press, June 7, 1892 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 is chronicled in an in-depth investigative feature in Hank Nuwer’s 2018 book “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” (Indiana University Press).
7) 1898 Decatur High School, Illinois (Corrected from earlier reference to Indiana).
This would be repeated over and over right up to the present day.
8) 1899 Lawrenceville, New Jersey High School hazing (Details sketchy. Bergen, of this place, died from injuries received at a hazing at Lawrenceville. Young Bergen was twelve years old and a freshman at Lawrenceville.
Here is what the Harrisburg Telegraph from September 21, 1885 reported.