Grad Student Dies After 12-Year-Old Boy Lands On Her Car In Apparent Suicide Attempt
A 22-year-old grad student died after a young boy landed on her car in an apparent suicide attempt. The boy, who is only 12, jumped off an overpass in Northern Virginia Saturday (Oct. 28).
Marisa W. Harris of Maryland, died at the scene. The boy was critically injured and hospitalized.
According to WUSA-TV, Harris was a first-year grad student at Marymount University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
— Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) October 29, 2017
“Marisa had already immersed herself in the Marymount experience and the counseling discipline,” the school said in a statement noting that Harris had recently traveled to Budapest, Hungary to attend the European Branch of an American Counseling Association conference. “Marisa was very quite and reflective, but you could tell once she completed her program she was going to make a difference in the lives of a lot of young adults. Perhaps one of the largest impacts of this tragedy will be the lost of the positive impact that she would have had on others."
On behalf of MUSGA, we extend our deepest condolences to Marisa Harris’ family and friends. pic.twitter.com/jjNmONKDqG
— Marymount Univ. SGA (@MarymountSGA) October 30, 2017