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Morgantown Police: Student Citations Down from Previous Years

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MORGANTOWN -

West Virginia University students have been known to party. Some people think maybe even a little too much.

But the Morgantown Police Department said that this year's misdemeanors and citations given the week students returned were actually lower than normal.

Morgantown Police said having more citations the week students return is not unusual. There is a significant increase in alcohol related incidents when students return to Morgantown. But Chief Ed Preston said they do seem to level off as the year continues.

"There's usually an initial spike and then they tend to level off relatively quickly. Especially when people start to understand that's not going to be tolerated," said Chief Ed Preston. "You don't get to walk around town getting drunk and drinking in the streets, and throwing things at cars. That stuff will not be tolerated."

The first weekend WVU students arrived in town, the Morgantown Police handed out around 300 citations for misdemeanors and alcohol related incidents. This number is fewer than 100 incidents that occurred the first weekend students returned in 2010.

WVU slid from it's previous spot of number one on the Princeton Review's list of Top Party Schools to number four this year.