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?
21) 1908 WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Massachusetts Freshman-sophomore class hazing “…A rush which took place on the evening of September 22, 1908, on the common, resulted in the death of Emil S.
(Ernie) Grau, of Wareham, a member of the Class of 1911.
Newspaper accounts of the day and an official Purdue history have differing deductions for the death’s physical cause that occurred during the chaotic traditional battle under a water tank.
A recent article for Traces Magazine (Indiana Historical Society) charged that there is evidence of a coverup back in 1913 as to the precise cause of Obenchain’s death.
Leggett died in a fall into a steep gorge while on a walk in the dark required by fraternity members.