Fort Hays State University Police reported an unattended death of an 18-year-old student Tuesday morning in Custer Hall.

The death has preliminarily been ruled a suicide, according to a release from Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees.

A town hall meeting to discuss state gun control legislation originally scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled. 

American Democracy Project coordinators decided to cancel the event out of respect for the death of the student on campus Tuesday morning.

It is hoped the event will be rescheduled next spring.