Two female resident students were involved in a physical altercation at the fall concert. The incident was reported to Public Safety on Oct. 9. The officers were made aware of physical abuse reported by a female student. The student said she was making her way closer to the stage when she was shoved and verbally intimidated by another female student. The victim also reported that the girl placed chewing gum in her hair and presented the officers with a picture of her hair with the gum in it. She added that she had to cut out the affected area of her hair. When Public Safety officers met with the suspected student, she said she had no recollection of the incident. Public Safety charged the female suspect with attempted, or actual, physical abuse and the matter has been referred to the Office of Community Standards.
An outside vendor who was on campus for Midnight MAACness was injured while packing up supplies on Oct. 12 at 1:51 a.m. The Lawrence Township Police Department told Public Safety about a medical emergency that was taking place behind Alumni Gym. The officer met with the victim who said he injured his right hand in an accident with a lift gate on a box truck that was owned by the company. Public Safety noticed that the visitor sliced his right thumb. An ambulance was notified and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Mad at MAACness
Public Safety was made aware of an incident regarding disorderly conduct at Midnight MAACness at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 11. The officers were informed that a male student was not complying when asked to present his Rider ID to enter the event. The student began cursing and creating a disturbance. He was then escorted from the area. Public Safety said that the student eventually did produce an ID, but was slightly intoxicated. The student was of legal age and was charged with failure to produce identification and disorderly conduct.
On Oct. 11 at 10:56 p.m., Public Safety was approached by a male student, who said his friend was intoxicated and needed help. The friend said he was underage and Public Safety observed he was exhibiting outward signs of intoxication. They notified an ambulance, which arrived for further evaluation. He was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Public Safety charged the underage student with an alcohol violation and the matter was referred to the Office of Community Standards.