Education: Death in the Dark

One night a fortnight ago, Allen Kaplan of Chelsea, Mass. piled into a car with a group of his chums at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, La. and headed for Grand Ecore Bluff, a remote lovers' lane along the high banks of the Red River. Their supposed purpose: to meet a "hot date" the upperclassmen had fixed up for 18-year-old Freshman Kaplan. They parked the car. Suddenly, as the upperclassmen had planned, another student, impersonating an outraged husband, jumped from behind some bushes and fired a shotgun. The group scattered on the run....

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