College reports death of studentNews

School administrators confirm the death of a student on the campus of Missouri Valley College, according to a story on the college’s website this weekend.

Sherrell Smith, of St. Louis, was found unresponsive in his dorm room Friday evening. Emergency personnel and MVC medical staff were called to the scene, according to the college information, which added that the cause of death is pending but appears to be of natural causes.

Grief counsellors were on campus talking to students that were in the immediate area when the death took place.

“The entire college community is deeply saddened by this tragic event,” said Eric Sappington, vice president of institutional advancement, in the news story. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

At the time of the released information, the case was still under investigation.

Smith graduated this year from Lift for Life Academy High School  in St. Louis. He had signed in February to play football at MVC, starting this semester, according to a high school publication.

 

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