Death closes USC classroom building

The University of South Carolina has closed a classroom building and the State Law Enforcement Division and the Richland County coroner are investigating.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WOLO) – The University of South Carolina has closed a classroom building and the State Law Enforcement Division and the Richland County coroner are investigating.

The school said on its Twitter account Friday morning that Gambrell Hall is closed for the day and classes are canceled in that building only. The message says faculty and staff should work from home.

USC police referred questions to a school spokesman, who said he could not provide details but said SLED is leading the investigation. Spokesman Jeff Stensland said there is no danger to students.

SLED spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson said agents and crime scene investigators are at the building.

Coroner Gary Watts said he did not have details but expected to have more information later Friday.

Gambrell Hall houses USC’s history department.

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