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University of South Carolina pledge death

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Excerpt: 18-year-old University of South Carolina freshman and Pi Kappa Alpha pledge Charlie Terreni Jr. was found dead at an off-campus house Wednesday morning.

The Columbia Police have since told the student newspaper that Terreni’s death is now considered “suspicious” after no foul play was found at the scene.

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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