DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A student is now in serious but improving condition after falling from a dorm window on the University of Dayton campus.
The family of Michael Fuchs, 19, from Edison, NJ is appreciative of the care and support they've received, according to Bill Fischer, UD's Vice-President for Student Development.
University officials and family of the victim requested students pray for the student's recovery. Campus ministers and counselors were made available for all students in need of support and spiritual guidance during this time.
Investigators have not said what caused Fuchs to fall from the sixth floor of Marycrest Hall on Saturday afternoon.
This marks the second student to fall from a campus window in less than three weeks at the University.
"I'm just really shocked by it all," said Adam Cepeda, who is also a freshman and lives in Marycrest Hall. "Its scary and sad because of what just happened to Larry Cook."
Investigators said Cook, a freshman, jumped from a sixth floor window of Stuart Hall in early April. A makeshift memorial now marks where it happened. Officials ruled the tragic incident a suicide, however, family members disagreed and shortly after his death protested on campus.
University officials said window configurations varied by dorm based on when it was constructed and/or renovated. Marycrest Hall was built 50 years ago. In 2007, the dorm underwent a $20 million renovation that included new windows equipped with screens.
Dayton Police and University of Dayton Public Safety Officers are conducting a joint investigation into the incident.
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