Three of the deaths were suicides. School authorities urge students to ask for help if they need it

Nine USC students die in three months

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The community of the University of Southern California (USC) on Tuesday he regretted the death of nine students this semester, a figure that is greater than the total of each of the previous two academic years.

The president of the university, Carol Folt, In a letter sent to the students, parents and professors of the USC over the weekend, he said that Eight students have died since the fall semester began in the last week of August, two of them due to unknown causes.

The number increased to nine on Monday, when a USC student was found dead at the Dunes apartment complex in University Park, according to CBS2.

According to him Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)The man, in his 28s, was found dead Monday afternoon in the 1200 block of West 29th Street, but no homicide was suspected.

One of the students who died this semester was freshman Matthew Olson of Newport Beach, who was killed while walking early on Highway 110 on August 26.

Folt, in his letter, said the losses are devastating and heartbreaking for the school. “These tragic losses have been the result of several different causes. In some cases, the cause of death has not yet been determined, and in others loved ones do not want the details disclosed. ”

The death of nine students since classes began just over two months ago has left students and administrators shocked and looking for answers.

Students who need immediate help are encouraged to call the USC 24-hour wellness line at (213) 740-WELL (9355).

Anyone concerned about a friend or fellow student can communicate their concern through Trojans Care For Trojans.


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