West Virginia University Expels Three Students for Riots
Three West Virginia University students were expelled from campus Thursday for various acts of misconduct following Saturday's WVU-Baylor football game.
Other students may also face University sanctions as various law enforcement agencies complete their investigations and reports and provide that information to the University. These cases are independent of any state or local criminal penalties and fines the students may face.
"We have made it clear that this University will hold students accountable for their unlawful behavior," President Gordon Gee said. "We will not allow individuals to remain enrolled who commit these crimes and damage the reputation and achievements of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community."
The expelled students, who were among 14 charged earlier this week by various local law enforcement agencies, were immediately prohibited from accessing University property and activities pending further proceedings under the Student Conduct Code.
Nearly six hours after the Mountaineers upset the then-fourth-ranked Baylor Bears, disturbances began in Sunnyside, a neighborhood heavily populated by students, and then spilled into downtown Morgantown.
Anyone with further information that could help identify suspects should contact Lt. Laurie Burks at the University Police Department at or call 304.293.COPS (304.293.2677).