UPDATED 12:00 PM PT – Friday, October 23, 2020
The University of Utah has agreed to pay the parents of Lauren McCluskey $13.5 million and has also committed to building an indoor track in her honor as she was part of the athletic team.
Additionally, the university plans to rename the newly launched Center for Violence Prevention as the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention.
In 2018, the student was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, who had been harassing her after they broke up. She had reportedly notified law enforcement and campus police over 20 times that she was being harassed.
In a statement on Thursday, the University of Utah acknowledged they had failed the McCluskey family and added that they will focus on better equipping campus police to handle situations of violence.
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