FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Frostburg State University is holding a series of dialogues aimed at reducing violence on and off the western Maryland campus.

The first session Wednesday in downtown Frostburg is intended to explore tensions within the community. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Additional meetings in April and May will address conflict management and violence prevention.

The series is part of a set of initiatives triggered by the off-campus stabbing death in November of 19-year-old sophomore Kortneigh McCoy of Baltimore. Another student, Shanee Liggins, 24, of Waldorf is awaiting trial for first-degree murder in the case.

It was the second violent death of a Frostburg student in 19 months. Brandon Carroll, 21, of Glen Burnie was shot to death by fellow student Tyrone Hall in April 2010.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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