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Delaware congressman’s son named in Sig Ep civil suit by Tucker Hipps’ parents

Here is the link and a brief excerpt

A wrongful death lawsuit says that Samuel Quillen Carney, [Delaware congressman John Carney’s] son and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity who helped organize the run, did not attempt to locate Hipps or determine his well being after he went over the bridge “into the shallow waters of Lake Hartwell.” In other news, the sheriff investigating the death of Hipps says no information unknown to him was in the lawsuit. The sheriff says charges may or may not ever be filed.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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