In a development that disrupted the usual academic routine, Binghamton University made the decision to cancel classes on Monday. The police were conducting a thorough investigation, which was the driving force behind this unprecedented action. The incident in question took place outside the library tower building, which is situated on the Vestal campus.
In a recent development, temporary fencing has been installed around the north side of the 15-story structure, which holds the distinction of being the tallest building on the Binghamton University campus.
University police and additional school support workers were deployed to the scene on Monday morning. The individuals in question declined to provide any details regarding the nature of the incident.
In a letter to students, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said New York State University Police at Binghamton and Harpur’s Ferry ambulance responded to the Bartle Library Tower on campus early Monday morning where a student was discovered deceased.
At precisely 8:56 a.m., a campus-wide alert was dispatched, informing the entire campus community that an ongoing investigation had been initiated. The alert explicitly stated that there was no imminent threat or danger posed to either the campus or the surrounding community. In a recent development, Binghamton University has announced the cancellation of all classes starting from 9:23 a.m. on Monday.
At precisely 10:47 a.m., the university issued an alert, officially declaring the investigation as concluded and confirming that the scene had been thoroughly cleared.
According to Stenger, the investigation has determined that no criminal activity was involved in the incident. The family of the student, whose identity remains undisclosed, has been informed about the findings.
In a heartfelt message, he expressed his sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the student. The tragic nature of their passing has left us overwhelmed.
A support session has been scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday, open to all members of the campus community. On the student’s Support and Resources page, there are various other support services available.