AUGUSTA (WFXG) - Paine College has cancelled all class scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 18 following the death of a student. The student, who has not been named, was found dead of an apparent suicide in a residence hall around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Paine College President Jerry L. Hardee said in a statement: “This is a very difficult time for everyone in the Paine College family. I have been in touch with the deceased student’s family to express our condolences and offer support on behalf of the College community."

The Chapel is open beginning 8:00 a.m. Thursday for all members of the Paine College family who wish to gather, and grief counselors will be on hand to help students cope with the loss of their classmate.

Classes will resume on Monday, Apr. 22 following the Easter holiday.

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