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University of New Mexico working to prevent suicide attempts

August 17, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials say they will be making fencing around a parking structure taller in response to four attempted suicides at the school’s parking garages in 2016.

Parking and Transportation Director Barbara Morck tells KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/2x85lKI ) the additional fencing will be placed at the top of the Cornell parking garage where students and staff saw a women jump off a year ago. The student survived the fall, but was badly injured.

The university will add 3 to 4 feet (roughly 1 meter) in height to the fencing around the Cornell parking garage. Morck says she hopes the fencing will make it difficult for people to attempt to jump off the garage.

The move is expected to cost about $58,000 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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