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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Glass on Student Center North stairs shatter


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Barricades showed up shortly around the shattered glass on the first floor of SC North. | Jhair Romero/The Cougar

Glass located on the Student Center North staircase shattered today.

The glass landed on a UH student and chemical engineering junior Sebastian Garcia.

“I was just doing my homework, and I felt a bunch of stuff falling on top of me,” Garcia said. “I looked up in the glass on the stairs shattered. It’s all in my hair and on my laptop.”

Student Center staff and custodians quickly barricaded the area and cleaned up the glass.

While only a portion of the glass panel shattered, the staff finished breaking the whole panel during the clean up process.

“I’m still a little shaken up, to be honest,” Garcia said. “I haven’t taken it all in.”

UH spokesperson Chris Stipes said that emergency personnel were called out of an “abundance of caution.”

“We understand how startling this must have been for those who were nearby at the time,” Stipes said. “UH Facilities is investigating the cause and repairs are expected to begin soon.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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