Missouri State University’s Office of University Safety has confirmed a student died today on campus.

The student passed away due to natural causes, said David Hall, director of University Safety. 

According to Hall, the call came in at 8:38 p.m. that a student was found deceased in the Blair-Shannon House on campus. The Springfield Fire Department and EMS responded, as well as campus safety. Officials do not suspect foul play. 

"They're all tragic no matter what — they're all tragic," Hall said about student deaths. 

Students subscribed to university safety announcements received a text message from the university on Saturday evening which read: “The Springfield Police Department is currently on campus conducting an investigation into a student death due to natural causes. There is no risk to the campus.”

The student's family has been notified.

Sarah is The Standard's 2019-2020 Editor in Chief. She has a background in editing, writing, radio and photography. She spent the 2018-2019 school year in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa.

Sunset on the night the storms moved out of the region for the first week of June. Read more

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