Associated Press Published

Police and Marshall to Investigate Large Fraternity Party

Marshall University

Police and Marshall University are investigating a mass fraternity party involving several hundred hundred students.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that several parties at fraternity houses along 5th Avenue merged into one gathering on Aug. 22, the first weekend of college.

Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says about 20 officers responded to the scene after police received calls about the parties. He says a majority of the students were cooperative.

Ciccarelli says police issued a number of citations to students for underage consumption, public intoxication, obstruction and noise violations.

Marshall Office of Student Conduct director Lisa Martin says students or organizations could face sanctions or intervention in the form of specialized training.