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UPDATE: FAU Police block access to Indian River Towers due to death on campus

Only residents were allowed to enter the building.

Boca Raton Police were called to Indian River Towers Wednesday after a student died in the residence hall. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

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Update: At 6:13 p.m., FAU Police announced via Twitter that a person was found unresponsive inside Indian River Towers. Police said they do not suspect foul play.

On Thursday, Indian River Towers was blocked off from late afternoon to early evening by the Florida Atlantic Police Department due to a death on campus.

At 3:30 p.m. there were several campus police cars, two crime scene investigation vans and FAU Community Service Officers outside the building’s main entrance near the front parking lot. Members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services were also called to the scene, but left around 3:45 p.m.

Students walk into Indian River Towers near 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

Students walk into Indian River Towers near 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

The parking lot immediately in front of IRT was blocked off by cones. Only residents were allowed to enter and exit the building.

FAU Police officers and other personnel escort a stretcher to a waiting van. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

FAU Police officers and other personnel escort a stretcher to a waiting van. Jonathan Scott | Contributing Photographer

The University Press has reached out to Media Relations and the Housing and Residential Life Department, but has yet to receive a response as of publication time.

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5 Comments

5 Responses to “UPDATE: FAU Police block access to Indian River Towers due to death on campus”

  1. Student on November 11th, 2016 9:52 am

    Uh… You probably shouldn’t be posting a photo of them removing the body from the building. The person is dead – they can’t give consent to have a photo of their body being removed from the building. The person’s family doesn’t know yet – and I doubt they would like this photo plastered everywhere.

    Also it’s not respectful. Freedom of the press or not – it’s just a dick move.

    Do better UPress.

  2. Sav on November 11th, 2016 1:23 pm

    To the comment above, stop complaining. They posted a photo of the event, not the body. Do you see a body in that photo? Because I see a white sheet over a stretcher.

  3. Max Jackson on November 11th, 2016 1:37 pm

    There is no big picture of the body…there is a picture of a stretcher being pulled out of a door.

    And with that, even if the person was identifiable in the photo the UP would still not have to ask for the persons permission to use the photo..it’s a public place.

  4. Student on November 11th, 2016 1:57 pm

    Whoever the bright shade of dumb young cuntambling on about posting the photograph, I hope you’re sterile & can’t reproduce because Lord help us all if there’s another one of you running around this world. They don’t need to give consent. The person is unnamed & their face isn’t shown. As for this photo being plastered everywhere? This article has 3 retweet and 4 favorites on twitter at this moment in time. I’m more worried about you potentially having some halfway important job at Burger King than the state of this country. Considering you don’t know the person or the person’s family, how do you know they don’t know? Have you got a hidden all seeing eye up that sensitive ass of yours? Grow a pair. Free speach. Free press.

  5. Mother on November 13th, 2016 11:41 pm

    As a mother, I agree with the first comment. Though the face is not shown, there is no reason to show the stretcher being wheeled out. If this were my kid, I’d be devastated. More disturbing are the cold, insensitive remarks made by the subsequent commentators. Where is your kindness? tolerance? This person, who passed away is someone’s child. A photo of the stretcher does not add to the article anything but voyeurism. Crazy that this first commentator is appears to be cyber bullied for showing compassion. At a time like this, respect and compassion are far more constructive and appropriate. Prayers to this kid’s family and friends. Very sad.

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