Alexis Simpson arrested in Bowie State stabbing
University police officers found Frazier lying in the hallway, unconscious and bleeding from the upper torso. She was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.
"This kind of senseless violence is difficult to understand," the university said in a statement. The school says grief counselors will be on hand to be of assistance to students and staff.
No other injuries were reported. The school will hold a gathering for students in the Leonidas James Physical Education Complex at noon, and all daytime Homecoming activities have been postponed for Friday.
The dorm was placed on lockdown as police canvassed the campus. Emergency texts from campus security asked students to be vigilant, saying “if you saw someone running on the second floor you are asked to contact police.” But police have since deemed the campus safe, citing that there is “ no continued threat.”
“For a campus like this, a school, a city like this, it’s not normal at all to hear something like that happening,” said Darren Smith, a sophomore at the university.
Maryland State Police have taken over the homicide investigation, and authorities are continuing to interview witnesses. Some students who reside in the residence hall where the stabbing took place have been temporarily relocated.
Frazier's body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
- (Students express grief on Bowie State's campus. Photo:ABC7)