MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University officials are warning students that they could be suspended or expelled for rowdy behavior following a St. Patrick's Day weekend of fires and arrests.
Morgantown Fire Department Capt. Ken Tennant tells media outlets that 35 fires broke out between Saturday night and Sunday morning. They included 18 fires in garbage bins and 17 street fires. A semi-trailer also was torched.
Police Chief Ed Preston says at least 10 people were arrested. Police also cited at least 40 students for alcohol violations.
In an email sent Monday to students, WVU vice president of student affairs Ken Gray says such behavior is unacceptable and dangerous.
Gray says WVU officials are viewing videos and other surveillance to identify student offenders.
For videos and a social media account of what happened, CLICK HERE.