Grau was caught under a struggling mass of students and suffered a fracture of the spine.He died Sunday, September 27th, and was buried in Wareham the following Wednesday, the entire class attending the funeral, together with representatives of other classes and of the faculty. (However, the custom was started again soon after but called another name).[Source: Columbus Daily Enquirer, November 23, 1899] 9) 1900 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class Scrap Hugh C. Brown was now at the academy and the older boys, following their former custom, dropped him Into a cemented swimming basin 12 feet deep.Moore died following a snapped neck in a traditional fight between first- and second-year students. The basin was dry at the time and tho lad received internal injuries from the fall.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).4) 1885 A Hazelton, Pennsylvania High School High School hazing Gauntlet Newspapers across the country reported hat Edward Turnbach died of injuries from a beating administered by fellow students on September 19.
Obenchain died while participating in an annual scrap pitting first-year students against upperclass students.13) 1903 Bluffton High School (Indiana) Secret Society Ten young men went on trial following the death of “L of S. A criminal trial failed to show the death definitely was linked to Mc Bride’s hazing, according to the Indianapolis Journal of December 27, 1903. 16) 1904 Rawson School (Findlay, Ohio) Alleged Schoolboy hazing I have confirmed that Freddie Fillwock died.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.6) 1899 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Pledge Edward F.Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.