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Student injured in suicide attempt on BYU campus has died

Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 16:21:27-05

PROVO, Utah — A female student who was critically injured after a suicide attempt inside the Tanner Building at Brigham Young University Monday has died.

Todd Hollingshead, a BYU spokesman, confirmed Wednesday the student who plummeted several stories Monday has died but no further details were immediately available.

Earlier in the week the school stated the incident was a suicide attempt. The deceased has not yet been identified.

The incident prompted a closure of the building and classes inside were canceled Monday.

Wednesday, students in the Tanner Building posted notes in an effort to spread love among the community.

Fox 13 News does not generally cover incidents of apparent suicide unless there is a larger impact to the public, such as a large police response.

A GoFundMe page has been created to assist the student’s family.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK. Utahns can also visit Hope4Utah and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for additional resources. You can also download the SafeUT app for instant, confidential crisis services. In an emergency, dial 911.