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Student employee found dead at UNT

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By Megan Gray / Staff Writer

University of North Texas police are investigating the death of a student that occurred sometime over the Independence Day holiday, officials said.

The man, a 22-year-old junior, was found dead around noon Thursday on the fifth floor of the General Academic Building, in the 200 block of South Avenue B.

Buddy Price, a UNT spokesman, said the man was an employee with the UNT system Information Technology Shared Services department and was working an overnight shift.

“He was discovered in a secure computer room,” Price said. “You have to have a key to get buzzed in.”

The secured room, Price said, didn’t have any windows or any way for the student population to see inside.

Officials believe he was the only student working that shift.

The student was a general studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Police said there was no evidence or indication of foul play involved. The medical examiner hasn’t yet ruled on the cause of death.

The university offers free short-term counseling for employees and students. Those who need help coping with the death can contact UNT Counseling and Testing Services.