By: Jeffrey Nunziato
On March 12. two buildings exploded on Park Avenue in East Harlem.
Among the unaccounted for in the explosion was a John Jay student, and soon to be father, Alexis (Jordy) Salas.
An email was sent out from Lynette Cook-Francis, vice president of Student Affairs, informing students of Salas’ unaccounted status on March 13.
Salas has been confirmed as a victim of the explosion as of March 14, in an email sent by Cook-Francis.
According to the email, Salas was a 22 year old junior, living with his wife and parents in their apartment on Park Avenue. He was a transfer student from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and “was an aspiring lawyer and dedicated Sunday teacher.”
Salas’ wife, Jennifer, is five months pregnant.
Francis-Cook stresses that anyone affected by this tragedy may seek out the counseling services available to the entire campus. The Counseling Services Office can be found in L.68 of New Building, or can be reached at 212-237-8111.