GREENVILLE – Students heading to college for a weird fall semester after a weirder spring and summer under Pandemic Panic may be inclined to seek some normalcy by going to a party, but they’re quickly fining out that Governor Roy Cooper has annointed himself Party Pooper-in-Chief.
The News & Observer reports on the horrors of college kids having…brace yourself…parties! They article focused on East Carolina University (a great party school by all accounts) and how the police are having to use new tactics to take enforce the governor’s decree limiting gatherings to 25 people or less.
It’s likely these students have had social distancing requirements and the list of things they cannot do drummed into their brains to the Nth degree. The 400-person party police had to break up right next to campus may be an indication of what these college coeds really think of such Nanny State Nagging.
From the N&O:
“At least 20 parties were shut down over opening weekend at East Carolina University for violating state coronavirus orders that ban large gatherings — including one with an estimated 400 people in attendance, police say.
Students started arriving at residence halls Aug. 5, according to a university news release. Most of the parties took place Aug. 6 to 9 and had between 25 and 50 guests, Lt. Chris Sutton, who heads ECU Police Department’s emergency and event management, told McClatchy News. […]
Saturday’s 400-person party was held a few blocks away from campus in an area “heavily dominated by off-campus student housing” and was “predominantly a student age population,” Sutton said.
The students reportedly dispersed voluntarily once law enforcement arrived.
“The tenants of the property were identified and we were able to have some very constructive dialogue with them so that they understand why this is not acceptable right now and what they can do to help us moving forward,” Sutton said.
He told McClatchy News the weekend crackdown was part of a new police initiative in which at least four designated officers will patrol areas near campus where parties are frequently held. The idea is to address gatherings of fewer than 25 people and explain to them what the university and state guidelines are before the crowd gets out of control, he said. […]”
We’re sure that the tenants hosting that barn-burner are really sorry and now totally on board with the No Fun Mandate.
Video of the boisterous party in Greenville with hundreds of rowdy attendeess can be viewed below:
Oh wait, never mind; that’s a BLM protest held a few weeks ago…with a police escort.
Well, we know students love having themed party nights. Perhaps an anti-racist, totally Woke protest party is in order then?