TJC student identified after being found unresponsive in dorm


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A TJC student has died after being found unconscious in a campus dorm.

According to a statement from TJC, the female student was found unresponsive Saturday evening in one of the school’s residence halls.

EMS “was immediately called,” according to the statement, but the student died.

The school notified the student’s family and met with them on campus.

In a Facebook post, Terrell ISD identified the student as Na’Khyria Lampkin, a 2019 graduate of Terrell High School who was in her Freshman year at Tyler Junior College.

The post said Lampkin was a member of the Terrell Tigerettes and was a line officer for her junior and senior year.

“She was loved by her classmates and teachers and known for her infectious smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with Na’Khyria’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said the post.

Counselors will be available at Terrell High School to provide support to our students and staff. As the family deems appropriate, we will share service and memorial details as they become available.

“The TJC community is deeply saddened by the student’s death and extends its deepest sympathy to the family,” the statement said.

Foul play is not suspected, according to the statement. The TJC Police Department is investigating, and an autopsy has been ordered.

The school is encouraging students, faculty and staff to utilize the campus resources available to aid in their grief.

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