RINDGE — Police are investigating the weekend assault of a student on the Franklin Pierce University campus that left the young man with a serious head injury.
Police say the student, 22, was found unconscious with a head injury sometime around 1:17 a.m. Saturday. The head wound was considered severe enough that the student was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., for treatment. The name of the student has not been released, and police are continuing to investigate.
This is one of three serious incidents police have responded to at Franklin Pierce University this school year. In October, police were called to the school because a teen boy had been seriously injured in an assault on campus.
The juvenile was in need of surgery after the assault, according to police. There were several suspects involved in that assault, though it is unclear what the teen was doing on campus and what led to the incident. No arrests have been announced related to that incident.
Last month, a first-year student, Michael Flowers, 20, was found dead in his room. Flowers’ death is not deemed to be foul play, and the cause of death is still pending a ruling from the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police were unavailable for comment on Monday. Matthew Barone, a university spokesman, said the school is conducting its own investigation into the assault, and it is working with police in the matter.