Last Updated on October 31, 2023, 2:42 am
On October 30 at 8:56 a.m., Binghamton University sent out an emergency message to all of its students alerting them to the fact that Campus Police were looking into an event that had happened outside of the Bartle Library Tower.
Allegations are circulating that one of the students committed suicide. The student was reportedly located in the Bartle Library. Binghamton University is investigating the incident. According to Binghamton, neither the community nor the campus are in danger.
The event caused the university to issue a second alarm shortly after, at 9:23 a.m., canceling all classes. Binghamton University notified students at 10:47 a.m. that the investigation at the Bartle Library Tower was over and the area had been evacuated.
According to BU, more details will be released soon. New York’s Vestal (WIVT/WBGH): “Classes are not being held today at Binghamton University because of an ongoing investigation taking place on campus.”According to Binghamton, neither the community nor the campus are in danger.
Following these deaths, there was widespread grief and sorrow, which brought attention to how urgent it is to manage students’ mental health and wellness. Following these terrible tragedies, the Binghamton University community has come together to support one another, mourn the victims, and emphasize the value of peer support groups and mental health services on campus.
It is encouraging to see the community’s joint grieving and subsequent efforts to avert such tragedies. This heartbreaking loss is a sad reminder that, despite the university’s best efforts, students’ mental well-being and safety must always come first.
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