Tabor student loses battle for life; one person arrested

The Tabor College football team, student body, faculty, staff, coaches and community are mourning the loss of their teammate, classmate and friend. Brandon Brown, 26. The junior transfer student from Sacramento, Calif., died Saturday evening from injuries suffered in an altercation that occurred during the early morning hours of Sept. 16 in McPherson.

In a statement from the college late Saturday evening, President Jules Glanzer said the Tabor community extends sympathies to Brown?s immediate family and many friends during this time of tragedy and loss. Glanzer called for the students and the college community to be unified during this difficult period.

?We gather as one on campus to grieve together, support each other with prayer and love, and seek the comfort of the living Christ,? he said.

Counseling services are being made available to students through the Tabor College Student Life office.

A fund to assist the family with expenses is set up with the Emprise Bank at Hillsboro.

One person was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident. Alton Lamont Franklin, 19, of Dallas Texas, has been charged with aggravated battery on a $100,000 bond.

According to the McPherson Police Department, the investigation ?is still active and ongoing.? Assisting the local department are the McPherson County Sheriff?s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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