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Campus community informed of student death

Scott Erlandson was a first-year student from Georgetown, MA

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By Kathrine Esten, Assistant News Editor

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The University of Massachusetts campus and community were informed of the death of first-year student Scott Erlandson by email Wednesday afternoon.

According to an email from Student Affairs and Campus Life and Dean of Students Cara Appel-Silbaugh, Erlandson was enrolled in the exploratory track in the college of information and computer sciences. He was from Georgetown, Massachusetts.

“On behalf of UMass, we extend our sincere condolences to Scott’s family and friends who are mourning his untimely death,” Appel-Silbaugh said in the email.

Appel-Silbaugh added that “in keeping with the wishes of Scott’s family,” she has no other information to share at this time.

The email did not include a cause of death.

Erlandson graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, in 2017.

Ed Blaguszewski, executive director of strategic communications at UMass said the details included in the email will likely be the extent of information released on the matter to the campus.

Kathrine Esten can be reached at [email protected]

3 Comments

3 Responses to “Campus community informed of student death”

  1. Ed Cutting, Ed.D. on April 19th, 2018 6:51 am

    Again, the student body needs to be told WHY he died, both to control rumors and to prevent others from dying of the same thing, to the extent it can be prevented.

  2. H.T.G. on April 20th, 2018 8:42 pm

    He was found deceased in the woods here in Georgetown on Tuesday morning. So so sad. Prayers to his family and friends at this most difficult time.

  3. Mind your Own on April 20th, 2018 9:38 pm

    He committed suicide. You really don’t need more details. Fuck off.

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