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Another Appalachian State University Student Dies, Found in ‘Distress’ Friday Night, No Foul Play Suspected

By Jesse Wood

Jan. 31, 2015. On the evening of Friday, Jan. 30, another Appalachian State University student died.

In a release, the Boone Police Department said that the department along with Boone Fire Department and Watauga Medics responded to a “medical emergency” and found Michael C. Schmitt, 23, in “distress” at 325 Yosef Drive in Boone just before 9:15 p.m on Friday.

He was transported to Watauga Medical Center, where he passed away.

The Boone Police Department said there are no indications of foul play while the investigation continues.

Schmitt is the eighth App State student to die since September and the third in two weeks. At least four students committed or appeared to commit suicide and two others died in car accidents, according to local law enforcement and autopsy results.

Foul play has not been suspected in any of the cases.