Today, a 19-year-old student died at the River Parishes Community College, Ascension Campus while participating in a training class in the Electric Line Technician Program.


Today, a 19-year-old student died at the River Parishes Community College, Ascension Campus while participating in a training class in the Electric Line Technician Program.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Authorities were contacted immediately. Classes were dismissed at 9 a.m.

“The entire college community is saddened by this tragic loss,” said River Parishes Community College Chancellor Joe Ben Welch. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family at this time.”

The accident is currently under investigation by the Sorrento Police Department.

The student’s identity is not being released at this time as family members are being notified.