Fordham University says the student who died in a bell tower fall is the first such incident in the school’s history

Sydney Paige Monfries, a 22-year-old Fordham University student, died falling in the campus’ bell tower early Saturday morning.  The door to the bell tower is normally locked, but climbing it is reportedly seen as a “rite of passage” at the university. A Fordham spokesman told INSIDER that this is the first incident of its kind.  Visit INSIDER.com for more stories.

Fordham University officials said that the student who died falling in the campus bell tower is the first incident of its kind in school history.

Sydney Paige Monfries, a 22-year-old from Portland, Oregon, tripped and fell approximately 30 feet

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