By KALIN BLEIERAP The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – A 17-year-old Harvard medical student was killed Friday by a school nurse in the city’s poorest neighborhood, officials said.
Harvard said in a statement that the nurse was “devastated” by the death of the student and that her family would be cooperating with investigators.
The school system has been working closely with the New York City Police Department to find the nurse and her partner, the statement said.
“We will provide all necessary support to the family and friends of the victim and to our students, staff, and community at large, as we work to ensure that this tragic incident does not occur again,” the statement read.
Harvey Mudd is a graduate of Harvard Medical College and is a member of the medical school’s graduate student government.
She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018.
A police spokesman said the girl was in a wheelchair when she was taken into custody.
The hospital’s director, Dr. Richard A. Stangl, said the hospital would be conducting an investigation.
Harvest College has confirmed the death.
Harford Medical School, one of the country’s top medical schools, is the only public hospital in the country where students are not required to attend.
It is home to more than 4,000 students and offers programs in health sciences, nursing, pediatrics and pharmacy.