Tragedy Strikes College Campus

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( – The Texas A&M University community is mourning the loss of a freshman, Britney Romero, who died tragically.

According to the University Police Department (UPD) and confirmed by Vice President for Student Affairs, Joe Ramirez, Romero fell from a third-floor balcony at Dunn Hall, a residence building situated on the south side of the campus.

Her lifeless body was discovered in the courtyard of the building.

Ramirez released a heartfelt statement, expressing, “It is with deep sadness that I confirm that a Texas A&M student passed away early this morning. Britney Romero was a freshman health major. Our hearts ache for Britney’s family and friends. They have our deepest sympathies and support as they navigate this devastating loss.” He emphasized that the university’s topmost priority is the well-being and safety of its students.

The exact circumstances of the incident remain under active investigation by UPD. They have also ordered an autopsy to aid in the investigative process.

In the wake of this tragedy, the university has promised to “conduct a thorough and comprehensive review of what happened,” ensuring that every measure is taken to understand and prevent such incidents in the future.

Ramirez’s statement also urged the university’s student community to rally around each other during this trying time. He wrote, “We encourage our Aggie community to come together to support one another, as we always do at times like this, while also praying for and supporting Britney’s family and all those grieving this tragic loss.”

Recognizing the emotional toll this event might have on students, the university has made counseling services available.

Students needing emotional support can contact University Health Services counselors or caseworkers at Student Assistance Services, who are currently on standby. TELUS Health Support also provides support from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays. For those seeking assistance during the weekend, A&M’s HelpLine offers 24-hour availability and can be reached at 979-845-2700.