12:22 p.m. 5/19
It is with sadness we share that the person found in yesterday’s incident has been identified as Wayde Chambers, a former SPSCC student who last attended the college in 2021.
Our hearts are with Wayde’s family, friends, and all those impacted by his death.
Resources are available to those affected by this incident. Counseling Services offers walk-in and scheduled appointments for SPSCC students. Employees have access to resources through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Additionally, the 988 Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day.
2:02 p.m. 5/18
Shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, a person was found deceased in an apparent event of self-harm in parking lot F on the SPSCC Olympia Campus.
While the identity of the victim has not yet been confirmed, we do not believe they were a currently enrolled student or employee of the college.
Campus is now clear of activity related to this incident and the Thurston County Coroner’s office is working to confirm further details.
While news about this event is shocking, at no time was there an active threat to campus safety.
Resources are available to those affected by this incident. Counseling Services is offering walk-in hours for students today, May 18, until 5 p.m. and will be available during normal business hours tomorrow and next week.
Employees have access to resources through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Additionally, the 988 Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day.
11:40 a.m. 5/18
There is heavy police activity in Parking Lot F of the SPSCC Olympia Campus. There is no active threat to campus safety. Please stay clear of the area.
We will share more information when it becomes available.