• Megan Love

Seven Students Dead in Hazing Incident

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

On what seemed like a normal Friday Evening, Mary Bell University students rushing Alpha Delta Omega were forced to partake in a series of "hazing" rituals that ended in tragedy for seven.

Last Friday, seven students; Colin Caimbridge (18), Skyler Peterson (18), Norman Pennywise (19), Nathan Tenorman (19), Scott Tremens (20), Elmer Salizar (18), and Martin Plainfield (21), were subjected to a series of hazing rituals at the Alpha Delta Omega off-campus house.

Witnesses to rituals have been everything from terrified to blase in response to witnessing some of these events. Alpha Delta Omega hazing rituals have included being made to run naked in neighbor's backyards, being forced to imbibe dangerous amounts of grain alcohol, and tying pledges to the columns on the front porch with their genitals exposed. However, the events that lead directly to the deaths of Caimbridge, Peterson, Pennywise, Tenorman, Tremens, Salizar, and Plainfield appear to be without any eyewitnesses.

Police reports show that the seven MBU students were found naked and chained to the basement support beam of the Alpha Delta Omega Front Street house. Upon arrival, police found six of the young men already dead, and the seventh, (Martin Plainfield, brother of MBU alumnus Andrew Plainfield) was pronounced dead at the hospital two hours later from blood loss due to severe wounds. His head has not been found.

The Alpha Delta Omega house on the corner of Court and Front Street in downtown Mary Bell Township have been the subject of controversy a number of times in the recent past, however this is the first time any MBU fraternities have been involved in any deaths.

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