The Boston Herald reported Sunday that SIX lab workers in Harvard Medical School’s New Research Building immediately fell ill after drinking out of the hallway coffee machine. Jokes hover around most offices that that shit tastes like poison, but this coffee actually contained the deadly poison sodium azide.
But wait, there’s more:
One of the victims, contacted and their identity confirmed by the Herald, said they were told by the university not to speak about the incident. Privately, however, they said they do not feel it was an accident, though they could not say why someone would target that group.
THIS HAPPENED TWO MONTHS AGO. Not only did Harvard instruct the victims to keep the incident a secret, but both the Boston Police and Harvard Police are apparently holding off on investigating it until now.
The obvious Yale parallel after the jump.
Of course, Gawker immediately commented on the news with the obvious plea to flee the scene for students:
Harvard is still being weirdly tight-lipped about the investigation of, ahem, Attempted Murder Most Foul. For PR reasons, doubtlessly—they saw what happened at Yale in the Annie Le case. Although they do note they’re “installing more security cameras” in the medical school. So if you med students are gonna fuck there, fuck quick.
There’s something about those medical students. Maybe it’s some weird knee-jerk reaction to being forced to stay up for days on end in order to learn how to save lives. Or it might be how HMS has a history of denying its students constitutional rights.
Either way, next time you want to take a research job, head to Dartmouth.