When Lori Brown received a phone call from her son, Harrison Brown, on Monday afternoon, the person on the other line wasn’t her son, but rather the voice of a frantic young woman who said he had been attacked.
“And she said, ‘Are you Harrison’s mom?’ and you could tell there was something bad going on at the other end,” Lori said. The UT student on the phone didn’t know Harrison, she just happened to come into the gym and turned back toward the door. “She was coming out of the door — he was holding his hand over his chest and there was blood coming out of his chest. He had held the phone out and said, ‘Call my mom.’”
Lori never got a chance to say goodbye.
Harrison had been stabbed in the chest with a hunting knife in an attack that left three other students injured.
Lori says just three minutes earlier, she was having a normal conversation with him about his day. “He was filling me in on what he was doing, he said he had just played basketball, he always called me ‘mama,’” Lori explained. “He was gonna get something to eat at a food truck.”