BU: 1 student injured in marathon explosions
BOSTON -- Boston University says on its website that one of its students has been injured in the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
The university said unidentified student was being treated at Boston Medical Center.
Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore said all athletes associated with the university who took part in the race are safe and accounted for.
Peter Fiedler, vice president of administrative services, says several medical volunteers from BU's student health services were assisting at the race medical tent at the finish line were not hurt.
The following letter was sent out by President Brown:
We are still learning about the explosions that occurred earlier today near the Finish Line for the Boston Marathon. We now know that the two explosions at the Finish Line were the result of devices planted at the scene and we also know that additional unexploded devices have been found. Two people were killed and many more seriously injured, including a Boston University student who was critically injured (we cannot yet identify the student). Boston University police have stayed on duty to protect our campus and support Boston and state police.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have experienced a dreadful loss and those whose loved ones are terribly injured.
Obviously we will work with safety officials to understand as much as we can about what has happened. We are advising all Boston University students to stay in their residence halls and apartments and continue to follow the guidance of the Boston Police Department. All community members who are not on campus should stay home and avoid the immediate area. Please monitor BU Today for updates about University actions that we take as we learn more.
Robert A. Brown