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Teenager dies after falling from 7th floor dorm at UNC Charlotte

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Investigators are looking into the death of a UNC-Charlotte student after he fell from a campus building Sunday morning.

The student, identified as 18-year-old Joshua Robert Helm, fell from the seventh floor of Moore Hall, a dorm on campus.

Helm, officials said, was a freshman at UNC. He was from Hillborough, NC, and graduated from Northern High School in Durham. 

Investigators say at this point there does not appear to be foul play. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is in charge of the investigation.

Monday, the school released a statement that reads, in part, "The death of a student is a blow to the entire UNC Charlotte community.  Most of all, Mr. Helm's death is a tragedy for his family.  We at UNC Charlotte keep them in our thoughts."

The school said grief counselors available to students.

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