It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Katie Meyer, a Stanford University student and soccer player who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 22. Meyer was an outstanding athlete and student, and her loss will be felt by many. .
The cause of death was confirmed as suicide by the Santa Clara coroner. The office said in a statement:There is no indication of foul play, and Meyer’s death has been determined to be self-inflicted. No further details were disclosed.
Meyer was an exemplary student and athlete, and her loss is a tragedy. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
Meyer was discovered dead in her residence on March 1 and an investigation into the death has begun, according to a press release from Sheriff Laura Smith. According to the press release, “Sheriff’s deputies responded to a dormitory on the campus of Stanford University on March 1, 2023, at approximately 11:33 a.m. for a report of a death investigation.. “
The deputies arrived and were greeted by the Palo Alto Fire Department and the Stanford Department of Public Safety, who had already arrived at the site.
An unconscious female student was discovered inside the dormitory, the Palo Alto Fire Department notified authorities. The Palo Alto Fire Department declared the person dead at approximately 10:45 a.m
The day after Katie committed suicide, her parents, Gina and Steve Meyer, made their television debuts to “todayand discuss possible triggers.
Meyer’s parents claim she was worried about receiving a penalty from Stanford for “Standing up with a classmate on campus due to an accident. “
Jenna confirmed that for the past few months, Katie has been receiving messages regarding possible punishment. “This message was kind of the last message that there was going to be a trial or some sort of thing. The only thing we can think of that could be causing something is this. “
The family sued Stanford University
Katie Meyer, the star football player at Stanford University, has tragically committed suicide. Now, her family is seeking justice with a death penalty lawsuit against the university.
The suit alleges Stanford is at fault in Katie’s death, citing a disciplinary notice served to her the night she died.
According to the lawsuit, Katie received an official six-page email from Stanford’s Office of Community Standards containing a disciplinary notice following an incident in which she allegedly spilled coffee on another Stanford student-athlete, who was accused of sexually assaulting one of her underage girls. colleagues.
Myers argues that the notice and the ensuing investigation put an unfair amount of pressure on Katie, who was already struggling with mental health issues. They believe that if Stanford had handled the situation differently, Katie would still be alive today.
While no amount of money can bring their daughter back, Myers hopes this lawsuit will raise awareness of the student-athlete mental health issue and prompt universities to take better care of their students.
Later that evening, she was found dead in a residence hall at Stanford, where she had been working as a housing counsellor. According to Meyer’s mother, the night before she was in good spirits, and video chatted with her family about their planned spring break with them.
Mayer’s parents alleged in the lawsuit that the letter Mayer received before her death “It contains threatening language regarding penalties and possible removal from the university“”.
She said Meyer contacted the university as soon as she received the email, telling them she “Shocked and distraught“via notice, but this”The Stanford staff fails to support Katie when she expresses feelings of despair“.