Ohio State University student dies during spring break

Ohio State University's Board of Trustees met this week for the last time before its next president officially joins the university.

A spokesman for the Ohio State University has confirmed that a student has died.

Henry Meacock, who is from New Jersey and who was majoring in finance at the university, died while Ohio State students were on spring break.

"The Ohio State community has suffered a tragic loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Henry Meacock," the university said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this exceptionally difficult time."

An obituary for Meacock was not immediately available, and his cause of death has not been released.

Ohio State students in need of support can contact Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766 or ccs.osu.edu. University employees can contact the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program at 800-678-6265 or hr.osu.edu.

Eric Lagatta is a reporter at The Columbus Dispatch covering public safety, with a focus on in-depth coverage of social justice issues and crime trends.

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