Wednesday, May 07, 2003

A Western Kentucky University student is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital after an early morning fire in her dorm room in Hugh Poland Hall. The student's name has not been released. According to the state fire marshal's office, the fire in Room 214 of the dorm may have been deliberately set and the victim had wounds not caused by the fire. "Apparently this is a crime scene," said Ken Meredith of the fire marshal's office. "There is a young woman suffering from stab wounds." Western Kentucky University spokesman Bob Skipper said the student was in critical condition with extensive burns and other wounds.

This is from the article on the Bowling Green Daily News website posted when this story first broke on Sunday. I mention it here because this is the dorm in which my daughter lived, on the seventh floor! We spent part of the day yesterday moving her out (she didn't plan on attending classes this summer, so it was planned anyway), and she's fine and back home now, with just one final to take tommorow. Still, holy crap! That was my daughter's dorm! If you're interested in further updates on this story, go here and here.

Update: At 7:10 PM last night, the young lady died from her injuries. For the rest of the story go here.

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