UD ‘disappointed in disorderly behavior’

UD campus crowd after the victory over Stanford. (WDTN Photo)
UD campus crowd after the victory over Stanford. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton released a statement Friday afternoon concerning the raucous celebration after the Flyers’ victory over Stanford.

The university says the crowd mostly converged on Kiefaber Street. It says police moved to clear the street within an hour.

Several cars were damaged. 28 people were arrested. 12 of those students were arrested on charges ranging from failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest or obstructing official business.

The university says the arrested students face disciplinary action through the courts and also the university’s conduct system.

Students face penalties including fines, probation, loss of scholarship, suspension or expulsion.

Seven people were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries.

“University public safety and Dayton police took action swiftly and assertively when behavior created an unsafe and dangerous situation,” said Thomas Burkhardt, vice president for administrative services and finances. “The police acted in the interest of safety and the protection of persons and property and showed remarkable restraint in a very challenging situation. I am disappointed that at a time when the University has much to celebrate, some people choose to engage in disorderly, disrespectful behavior and break the law, endangering themselves, the police and members of our community.”

The university is already working the Dayton police to prepare for Saturday’s game against Florida. It says it continues to ask students to celebrate responsibly.




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