Local Police, CID and FBI investigate bomb damage to fraternity house

Fri., Apr. 5, 1968

Kappa Sigma fraternity was the scene of a bombing incident Friday morning, April 5, which damaged all three levels of the building, wrecking glass panels and rending apart the main door, causing an estimated $1500 damage. According to police investigation, the device which caused the explosion was a United States Military anti-missile simulator, equivalent to a half-stick of dynamite.

Security officer Major Singleton Sheaffer sent the missile to Washington for fingerprint investigation, and the Carlisle police enlisted the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Criminal Investigations Department of the Army, as the device used was believed to be stolen military property.

Dickinson College President Howard Rubendall called the incident "lunatic" and " deplorable", and stated that, although no one was injured or killed, "The charge of the missile meant the risk of certain death if any one was in the near vicinity... Every effort will be taken to determine the perpetrator and to protect the community from further action." 

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Dickinsonian, Apr. 8, 1968, pg. 1-3.