Summary:

Second paragraph reads: "An 18-year-old KU student ingested at least 42 anti-depressants about 6:30 a.m., prompting a Hashinger resident assistant to call for help."


http://www.kansan.com/stories/2006/oct/24/briefs/?news


Possible suicide attempt in Hashinger Hall

KU Public Safety officers responded to what radio dispatchers called a possible suicidal drug overdose early Monday morning in Hashinger Hall.

An 18-year-old KU student ingested at least 42 anti-depressants about 6:30 a.m., prompting a Hashinger resident assistant to call for help.

Police radio dispatch reported the student was conscious but shaking. The student was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital about 8:30 a.m.

Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Public Safety Office spokesman, confirmed the possible overdose but declined to classify it as a suicide attempt. Officers do not diagnose medical emergencies, Bailey said.

­ David Linhardt and Erin Castenada