Sad Week for Claremont McKenna College After 2 Students Die

March 01, 2019 - 9:40 am

(KNX 1070) -It's been a difficult and emotional week at Claremont McKenna College after the death of two students in just over a week.

One senior was found in his bed after his parents said they hadn't heard from him in a few days and requested a welfare check. There's no sign of foul play.

The other student died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The college president says the school is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragedies.

Both men were 22 years-old.

On Wednesday night the campus held a candlelight vigil for both Jeremy Peterson and Eric Cramer, according to the CMC Newsroom website. 

CMC President Hiram E. Chodosh made remarks: 

Counselors and psychologists have been on campus this week to help students and faculty with their grief.