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Legislature Chair Michael Lane Issues Statement on Stabbing Tragedy

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Legislature Chair Michael Lane Issues Statement on Stabbing Tragedy

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tompkins County Legislature Chair Michael Lane has expressed the County’s shock and disbelief at the fights and stabbings early this morning on the Cornell University campus that left one Ithaca College student dead and another injured. 

Ithaca College sophomore Anthony Nazaire, age 19, died of his injuries early this morning.  The second student, whose name has not yet been released, was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center for treatment.

Mr. Lane said:

“I know  I speak for all  of Tompkins County in expressing my deepest and heartfelt sympathies for the family of Anthony Nazaire and for all those who have experienced the trauma  of an event that has no place on our campuses or in our community.  This is a shocking tragedy, and a reminder of how passions can so easily lead to violence, and how violence can so suddenly destroy all that we love and cherish.  We stand in solidarity with all of the members of the Ithaca College and Cornell University communities during this very difficult time.”

“The County offers its full aid and support to those working to bring the perpetrators to justice, and also to those who seek to counsel and console those who have been affected by this terrible event.”