UPDATE: UMES Officials Hold Campus-Wide Mtg to Discuss Weekend Murder

Feb 19, 2013 -- 3:38am

UPDATED STORY: Officials at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held a a campus-wide meeting this morning to talk about Saturday’s night’s murder of Edmond St. Clair. The 21-year-old junior biology major was stabbed to death during a fight as the campus celebrated homecoming.

UMES President Dr. Juliette Bell called the murder a defining moment that will force students and staff to grow stronger; she said security has been heightened on the campus since Saturday’s incident.

Meantime, police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case; police say they are looking for three African American men in connection with the stabbing.

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ORIGINAL STORY:  Officials at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host a campus-wide meeting this morning to talk about Saturday’s night’s murder of Edmond St. Clair.

The 21-year-old junior biology major from Severn, Maryland was stabbed to death during a fight as the campus celebrated homecoming.

Police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case; police say they are looking for three African American men in connection with the stabbing.

Meantime, classes are canceled until 1:45 this afternoon and the campus-wide meeting starts at 11:15 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on campus.

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