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A student at North Carolina Central University has died following a medical emergency on campus.

School officials said 20-year-old Devonte Squire, of Weldon, N.C., died suddenly Monday evening.

Students say that Squire wasn’t feeling well while in the dining hall. He felt dizzy. So he went outside, sat on the curb and died. It happened at the intersection of Lawson and Merrick Streets just after 6 p.m.

North Carolina Central University Response

On behalf of the university community, I extend our deepest condolences and prayers of sympathy to DeVonte’s family and friends. A vigil or memorial service will be planned on campus. More information will be shared once it becomes available.

We recognize that this may be an emotionally stressful time for students, as well as faculty and staff. NCCU’s Student Health and Counseling Services are available for students in need of assistance. A counselor is available in Ruffin Hall. Students can also contact the NCCU Police Department at 919-530-6106 to be connected to an on-call counselor. Counseling Services will be open during their normal operating hours tomorrow, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Health Building, located on Eagle Campus Drive. Interested persons may call or simply walk in for assistance.

The loss of any member of our Eagle family is very difficult and I would ask that we come together and support one another in the hours, days and weeks to come.