PIttsburg Police and Pitt State Campus investigate weekend - KOAM TV 7

PIttsburg Police and Pitt State Campus police investigate weekend fights

Updated: Sep 9, 2013 07:18 PM CDT

It was a normal Monday on campus for Pitt State students. This past weekend was a completely different story. Pittsburg police, along with campus authorities, broke up several fights. It would be hard to tell the rowdiness that took place over the weekend.

"As an agency, we're very disappointed that the celebrations got out of hand this past Saturday night." says Major Brent Narges of the Pittsburg Police Department.

The Pittsburg Police Department along with campus police had their hands full responding to various accidents and fights around the campus...specifically on Broadway, Elm and Ford streets. One particular problem the departments saw...group brawls...some involving a hundred people or more. Something campus police have rarely seen.

"Everyone was in a festive mood so I'm sure that added into it. Overall on the weekends specifically, we try to have people out and about to look for things. We never know when something like that may develop, so we try to plan for that." says Mike McCracken, Director of Security for Pitt State.

Officials aren't releasing many details about the fights that occurred, but they want this to be a wake up call for students. That if ordinances continue to be broken, action will be taken.

"Our goal is to make sure everyone stays safe and tries to have fun but stays in the rules. And if they step outside the rules, sometimes we have to take enforcement action on that." McCracken says.

Both the campus and city police are investigating the fights -- but both agencies say they'll work toward preventing this from happening again.

"We will be sitting down with our community partners, to identify those solutions, that will assist us in curtailing any future disruptive behavior." Narges says.

Neither city nor campus police could confirm if the fights were related to a pedestrian vehicle accident that also happened Saturday night. No arrests have been made and the investigations continue.
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