Reporting Jericka Duncan
By Jericka Duncan
EASTON, Pa. (CBS) - Everett Glenn was almost done with his freshman year.
His parents couldn’t wait to see that smile. Everett Glenn was supposed to take his finals this week, marking the end of his first year at Lafayette College in Easton. But instead, his parents are planning a funeral.
On Friday night, the aspiring mechanical engineer was celebrating his 19th birthday. He called his mother, Joanne Glenn. It’s a conversation she’ll never forget.
“He did sound like he had been drinking,” said Joanne Glenn. “We told him, you know that we are concerned about that. He said to me, mom, you know I’m responsible.”
The next day ambulance crews arrived to Kirby Hall after being alerted about a possible emergency. Glenn was taken to Easton Hospital and pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.
Lafayette President Daniel Weiss said, “My thoughts are with Everett’s parents and other family members at this extremely difficult time. I extend to them my heartfelt condolences.”
Glenn’s parents attended a campus prayer vigil Saturday night, even going as far as to warn students about the dangers of drinking too much. Friends shed tears and shared stories about Glenn.
“Over 1/3 of students showed up,” said Joanne Glenn. “I’ve never seen that many people show up to that chapel.”
Noah Weiner is the co-captain of the fencing team Glenn joined. He says Glenn is being remembered by teammates as a leader who touched everyone in a positive way.
School officials chose not to comment on camera today. Off camera they say Everett Glenn’s absence has left a hole in the hearts of people who knew him and those who barely know him at all.
The Northampton County Coroner says toxicology results are pending. A cause of death won’t be determined for several weeks.