Tarleton student dies after seizure in class



By Denise Harroff/Managing Editor

STEPHENVILLE (April 6, 2016) — Daniel Jones, a kinesiology major and Foul Play band member at Tarleton State University, died Wednesday.

Although no official police records have confirmed his death, a mass email was sent to Tarleton faculty, staff and students at 3:13 p.m.

The email said, “It is with deep regret that we report the death of Daniel Jones, a kinesiology major from Crowley, Texas. Daniel was a member of the Tarleton State Marching Band, Foul Play and Delta Chi fraternity.”

Communications Department Head Dr. Charlie Howard announced to fellow faculty members Wednesday that Jones died after having a seizure during a communications class Wednesday morning. Jones’ Facebook page also has multiple condolence posts from friends.

Daniel Jones || Facebook photo
Daniel Jones || Facebook photo

“May you rest in peace, Daniel,” posts one of Jones’ Facebook friends, Savannah Arabella. “God bless both you and your family.”

This morning around 10 a.m., paramedics and police officers were seen rapidly entering the O.A. Grant Humanities building. They were later seen exiting with a student on a stretcher, practicing CPR on the student.

Tarleton Police Chief Matt Welch said the paramedics were “doing CPR on the student when they left campus,” but Welch said he could not release any further information.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Daniel Jones. The Tarleton band family lost a great musician and friend today who will be missed dearly. We never know just how long we have, so spend each and every day living life to the fullest. Fly high, Daniel,” posted another friend, Brady Witcher, onto Jones’ Facebook wall.

“Today, a good friend of mine Daniel Jones died today,” posted Andrea Figarella. “You will forever live on in my memories. I love you, Daniel, and I hope you’re always near while I try to find my peace without your presence. You are truly missed.”

No further information is available at this time, but Texan News Service will update as more information becomes available.



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