After the big Baylor win a few weeks back WVU had 7 fire sets on and around campus. This past Saturday after WVU beat Texas all hell broke loose.
According to a press release from the Morgantown Police Department. Local Police and firefighters responded to about 30 street fires and a crowd of about 1,000 people in the streets. About 50 officers in riot gear used pepper spray and tear gas in the crowd, which was throwing rocks, bottles and other objects at officers. Police also reported fights were breaking out within the crowd and others were attempting to overturn vehicles. Several officers received minor injuries, none of which required medical treatment. Five people were arrested for arson related offenses Saturday night and ten others were arrested for offenses including battery on an officer.
Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla said he plans to meet with police and fire officials, as well as the city manager later this week and is considering a "student impact fee" which would end up being a $20 fee for each WVU student each semester to pay for extra public employees. Which would equal about $1.2 million in revenue for the city annually to pay extra first responders
It doen't seem like the DON'T BURN COUCHES message from the student government at West Virignia University is working.