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).Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.Cornell Kappa Society lost two pledges and were judged blameless.14) 1903 Barton, Vermont Bullying and Torture Three preteen males decided to pick on 9 year-old Ralph Canning by having him perform mock hazing acts such as sitting and standing on heated rocks. A newspaper account reported that he suffered multiple injuries as a result of striking his head and subsequent piling on during an initiation 17) 1905 Kenyon College (Ohio) Delta Kappa Epsilon Accidental Death Following a Hazing Stuart L.Pierson was struck by a train after fraternity brothers left him on a bridge in an incident called “a mystery death” by Kenyon historian George Franklin Smythe.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.
Leggett’s death will be chronicled in an in-depth investigative feature in Hank Nuwer’s 2018 book “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” (Indiana University Press). Leggett buried his namesake who was the first male to die in pledging.Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.The death is described in Hazing by Hank Nuwer (2018).18) 1905 High School Hazing (Lima, Ohio) Death following an initiation William Taylor, 13, died of pneumonia following an episode where he was rough-housed outdoors in winter by older students.19) 1906 Hilliard High School (Columbus, Ohio) Class Hazing The New York Times reported that representatives of the family of Cecil F.