Video shows fight that led to fatal stabbings in dormitory at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

A student died after being stabbed in a dormitory at a university in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, officials confirmed.

Two other students were stabbed in the violent attack, led by an unidentified assailant. The slain student, who was attending Lincoln University, died at the scene, according to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and campus police. The other two victims were taken to a nearby hospital in Delaware, where they were treated and released.

“[The community was] devastated that this happened,” Carmina Taylor, alumnus and past president of the University of Lincoln Parents Association, told CBS3 Philly.

“What hurts us the most, what hurts me the most is that all of this could have been avoided,” she said. “I love my university, but I want it to be better for young people on campus.”

CBS3 Philly reported that a scuffle between several students that precipitated the stabbings was caught on camera. In the footage, students can be seen throwing punches down a dorm hallway, before suddenly running for cover.

None of the students involved in the incident have been publicly identified.

Police said they believe the attack was an isolated incident and are continuing to investigate. Several local electrical outlets reported that investigators appeared to be focused on a pile of debris lying on a lawn near the school’s football stadium.

A vigil was held Thursday evening for the deceased student, CBS3 reported.

Lincoln University, a significant and historically black institution, was founded in 1854 as the first degree-granting HBCU in the United States. Nearly 2,000 students were enrolled on campus at the end of last year.

School officials released a statement Thursday morning, saying, “We are deeply saddened by the incident that took place on campus last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We take the safety of our students seriously and are working with local authorities as an investigation is ongoing. »

Friday classes have been cancelled.

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