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Thanks due those who reported this threat

Excerpt from this Wash. Post story.


Prosecutors also told the court that Steber desperately wanted to pledge a fraternity and that his plan hinged on his success. If his roommate was accepted and he was not, Steber allegedly told authorities, he was going to shoot the roommate and himself, reported ABC News.

In a letter to students, school officials said university staff and security “appreciate that students reported finding the firearms” and encouraged students to follow “the rule of ‘if you see something, say something.’”

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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