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Benedict College Releases Statement on Death Of Student

7:54 AM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Late Tuesday night, the body of a Benedict College student was found on the school's Columbia campus.

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The Benedict College communications office released the following statement overnight:

The Benedict College family is deeply saddened this evening about the unexpected loss of one of its students. Please join the Benedict College family in praying for our fallen Tiger and her family. President David H. Swinton along with the Campus Minister, Student Government Leaders, and the Director of Campus Counseling spoke with students this evening in Antisdel Chapel about the unfortunate incident. After the meeting everyone in the Chapel held hands and prayed together as a family.

The College has arraigned for counselors to be available tomorrow morning starting at 9:00 a.m. to speak with students. Antisdel Chapel will remain open tonight for students who may want a quiet place to reflect and pray.

No other information will be available until after the coroner's report and the parent's notification. The Richland County coroner has indicated that there was no foul play involved.


The identity of the student will be released by the Richland County Coroner's Office following family notification.

News 19 will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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