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NC State student’s off-campus death under investigation, Wake Sheriff’s Office says

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An N.C. State University student was found dead at a house off-campus, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday night.

The sheriff’s office said it is investigating the death after a male student was found at 8:54 p.m. at a residence on Olive Road in Raleigh.

A statement said that “initial indications” are that the death is “accidental,” but the investigation is continuing.

No additional information was provided about the circumstances of the student’s death.

The residence is in a neighborhood near Lake Johnson, southwest of the N.C. State campus.

N.C. State has encountered several student deaths this academic year, including five deaths by suicide.

Three other students died from natural causes and a car accident.

Earlier this week, the university released a report from the Student Mental Health Task Force to address the spate of deaths and offer short- and long-term ideas to address the struggles that students face.

Proposals include creating a “culture of care,” creating a dean of students role, examining academic expectations to offer more flexibility and implementing regular Wellness Days each semester.

The full report is available to read at the university’s wellness website at


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