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A Brigham Young University student who fell inside a campus building on Monday has died, according to university officials.
The 19-year-old woman fell from the 4th floor of the N. Eldon Tanner Building around 9 a.m. on Monday, said Lt. Steve Messick with the BYU University Police.
She was transported to Utah Valley Hospital with critical injuries.
Counselors are available on-campus all day for students at the Counseling & Psychological Services in 1500 Wilkinson Student Center. Faculty members were asked to be sensitive about the incident.
Many students were inside the building and in class at the time of the incident, said Carri Jenkins, university spokesperson. All classes in the Tanner Building were canceled and the building closed for the rest of the day.
Police concluded their investigation into the incident Monday evening and confirmed the fall was an attempted suicide.
The next morning, BYU students had organized a “Share Love” event at the Tanner Building and wrote sticky notes expressing love and offering comfort.
During a devotional on Tuesday, university president Kevin Worthen fought back tears and expressed his personal sympathy and prayers to those affected by the incident.
“Such events try our hearts and stretch our souls. They should also cause us to be more aware of, and more caring for, the well-being of every individual in our community,” he said.
The glass railings surrounding the glass railings on the Tanner’s Building’s third and fourth floor were blocked off Wednesday afternoon. Security guards stood watch in the area as students studied feet away.
On the main floor, hundreds of sticky notes covered the glass walls and students handed out flowers with notes stating “you are loved.” The sticky notes were covered in messages with things students are grateful for, things they love about life or things they wanted to tell the world.
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