WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have recovered the body of a female student at Whittier College on Thursday.

The Whittier Police Department is currently at the scene and investigating the death.

A campus safety officer found the body at around 4:30 pm in the student’s dorm room.

This is a statement from the Whittier College website:

It is our deep regret to inform you that there has been a student death in Johnson Hall. There is no known threat to the campus community. We ask that non-residents of Johnson stay clear of the area while the Whittier Police Department conducts its investigation.

Counseling services are available for students, faculty, and staff 24/7 by calling the Department of Campus Safety at 562.907-4211 and asking for the on-call therapist.

The student’s parent has already been notified. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s loved ones.

All classes scheduled for Thursday night were canceled.

Classes will take place on Friday, but students and faculty who do not attend will not be punished or penalized.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates


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