Fifteen people were charged with crimes and 16 others were injured Monday night during celebrations following the University of Connecticut’s national championship victory.
“A small number chose to risk their safety and the safety of others by damaging or destroying property after the game,” UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said. Report. “UConn police will investigate vandalism and other possible criminal offenses. Those responsible will be arrested and, if they are students, subject to sanctions, including expulsion.”
No one was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The damage included downed power poles, broken glass in the windows of buildings on campus, a vandalized student union door, a vehicle overturned on its side and trash cans set on fire.
Several viral social media posts showed students wildly celebrating on campus in the immediate aftermath of the Huskies’ 76-59 victory over San Diego State. The win was the fifth men’s national championship in school history.
Celebrations on campus often lead to property damage after major sporting events, although students who are punished for their actions often regret it.
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