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Student hospitalized after jumping from balcony of dormitory

Police rule out foul play in Friday incident at White Hall

Multimedia Reporter

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 01:01

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Cheyenne Simpson | The Houstonian

University police officials supsect no foul play in an incident at White Hall involving a female university student who allegedly jumped from the fourth floor balcony on Friday afternoon.

A Sam Houston State University student is in critical condition after illegally jumping from the fourth story balcony of White Hall Friday afternoon.


Horatio Maule,  an SHSU student majoring in mass communication, the first person to discover the student said the student was bloody and unresponsive.


“She was bleeding from the mouth, we tried to get her to talk she couldn’t talk we tried to see if she knew where she was and she was going in and out of consciousness so we just called UPD and waited on them to take control of the situation from there,” Maule said.


Maule, who used to be a resident advisor for White Hall said that he didn’t know the student but knew that she lived on the fourth floor.

An employee of the Health and Kinesiology Center who was working at the time of the incident described it as chaos.


“Cop cars came flying in and then an ambulance, I could see something in the distance but it wasn’t clear until paramedics placed a blanket over the student and then carried them off on a stretcher,” the employee who did not want to be named said.


Kevin Morris, Chief of the University Police Department couldn’t release any medical information but said that after officers assessed the scene, there was no indication of foul play.

There is still an investigation as to why the student may have jumped, but as of now there is no new information.

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