Possible suicide attempt in Hashinger Hall — (The University Daily Kansan)

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The University Daily Kansan

Oct 23, 2006

David Linhardt and Erin Castenada

KU Public Safety officers responded to what radio dispatchers called a possible suicidal drug overdose early Monday morning in Hashinger Hall.

An 18-year-old KU student ingested at least 42 anti-depressants about 6:30 a.m., prompting a Hashinger resident assistant to call for help.

Police radio dispatch reported the student was conscious but shaking. The student was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital about 8:30 a.m.

Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Public Safety Office spokesman, confirmed the possible overdose but declined to classify it as a suicide attempt. Officers do not diagnose medical emergencies, Bailey said.