FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Frostburg State University says it’s trying to understand and reduce student violence following the weekend slaying of a sophomore woman.

President Jonathan Gibralter says on his blog that the school is organizing several forums with students to discuss why some of them find it hard to resolve conflicts peacefully. A spokeswoman says the forums will start next week.

The Cumberland Times-News first reported on Gibralter’s message Wednesday.

Senior Shanee Liggins of Waldorf is charged with first-degree murder in the off-campus stabbing death Sunday of
19-year-old Kortneigh McCoy of Baltimore. Liggins claims someone else did it.

It was the second violent death of a Frostburg student in 19 months. Twenty-one-year-old Brandon Carroll of Glen Burnie was shot to death by student Tyrone Hall in April 2010.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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