University of Toledo resumes normal operations following incident

December 20, 2012 | News, UToday
By Jon Strunk


The University of Toledo has resumed normal activities while UT Police continue to investigate an incident that occurred Wednesday night at International House resulting in the fatal stabbing of one UT student and serious injuries to another.

While the investigation is ongoing, UT Police believe the two individuals were the only people involved in the incident.

“This is an incredibly unfortunate incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the individuals involved,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs. “The University of Toledo campus is safe. This appears to be an isolated incident between two students that escalated and resulted in a tragic outcome.”

Just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night, UTPD responded to a 911 call and upon arriving on the scene, found the first individual injured from apparent stab wounds outside the front of International House. The individual was taken to a local hospital.

A second individual, who also was injured with apparent stab wounds, was found outside International House and was pronounced dead on the scene. UTPD then issued a UT Alert advising the campus community that there was a dangerous situation at International House and to keep clear of the area.
International House is home to six students, four staff and four student workers during winter break. University counselors were on scene to speak with those impacted by the incident and are available to speak with any member of the UT community.

The University of Toledo’s Department of Residence Life is working to relocate all individuals to other housing on campus for the remainder of the winter break.

The University of Toledo will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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