Lincoln University student fatally stabbed in dorm, 2 others injured, authorities say

A Lincoln University student has died and two others were injured after a stabbing inside of a dorm Wednesday.

Officers responded to the campus in Lower Oxford Township for a report of a stabbing around 9:30 p.m.

Police say three Lincoln University students were stabbed. All three were taken to local hospitals.

One of the students, identified as Jawine Evans, died from their injuries, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office.

District Attorney Deb Ryan spoke to FOX 29 about the incident. "Three students at Lincoln University were stabbed during a fight in one of the dorms," Ryan said. "One student who was 21 died at the scene. Two others were taken to Christiana Hospital where they were treated and released."

Ryan also said investigators and Lincoln University police plan to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the fight.

A law enforcement source told FOX 29 that the mother of a student may have been involved, but investigators are working to determine what role, if any, she played.

The university has not released the names of the students involved.


Officials with the institution released a statement on the incident Thursday morning, saying that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families impacted.

"We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on campus last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We take the safety of our students seriously and are working with local authorities as there is an ongoing investigation. We have no further comment at this time," the statement read.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Chester County Detectives. 



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