A Clemson University student was found dead Tuesday after falling 120 feet at Memorial Stadium, authorities said.
Campus police officers were called about a body behind the football stadium about 8 a.m., an incident report said.
The student, an 18-year-old freshman from Dunwoody, Georgia, fell about 120 feet from the top of the South stands, according to school officials and the Pickens County Coroner's Office.
Clemson's last home game was Nov. 21.
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The Coroner's Office, Clemson University police and the State Law Enforcement Division were investigating the death.
SLED is required under state law to conduct all college or university campus death investigations, spokesman Thom Berry said.
SLED agents and crime scene technicians were at the scene Tuesday, but so far, no foul play is believed to be involved, Berry said.
Clemson University Police Chief Eric Hendricks added that there was no threat to the campus.
In a statement released late Tuesday afternoon, Almeda Jacks, Clemson's vice president for Student Affairs, said: "A death is always hard, for it impacts us all, but it's even more difficult at this time of year.
"We send our thoughts and prayers out for the loss of this member of our Clemson family."
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing grief counseling, school officials said.
Students who want to speak to a counselor should contact CAPS at 864-656-2451.
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Statement from Clemson University
Clemson University police responded to a call this morning regarding the death of a Clemson student, Michael Joseph Allen, an 18-year-old freshman pre-business major from Dunwoody, Georgia. SLED was called to campus and is continuing its investigation.
At this time, foul play is not believed to be involved in the death, said Clemson University Police Chief Eric Hendricks. "There is no threat to the campus."
"Our hearts go out to the Allen family, friends and his fellow classmates. A death is always hard, for it impacts us all, but even more difficult at this time of year,” said Almeda Jacks, Clemson’s vice president for Student Affairs. "We send our thoughts and prayers out for the loss of this member of our Clemson family.
Source: Clemson University