Drunk student causes ruckus in JC

Veronica Novotny

Campus was abuzz the night of Feb. 3 and the next morning with an incident in the J.C. Williams Center that happened around 11 p.m., when several ambulances and other emergency vehicles entered the Rosary Circle.

Although a Franciscan University of Steubenville student was escorted out of the J.C. by the police, the student was not arrested.

Several students said they saw a student who appeared to be drunk running around campus barefoot and falling multiple times in the snow. According to these students, Campus Security said they had received multiple calls over several hours about the situation.

The student was chased around campus before being escorted by several other students into the J.C., according to one of the students involved.

Blood seen in the J.C. Friday morning came from “lacerations throughout (the student’s) feet,” which had been barefoot, according to the police report.

When questioned on site by authorities, the restrained student said he had only drank 8 ounces of water and had not slept in over 24 hours.

He then “consumed four shots of tequila throughout the evening,” the police report said.

The Steubenville Fire Department arrived on scene and evaluated the student for injuries before he was transported to the hospital, according to the police report.

The emergency vehicles near the J.C. that responded to this incident were unrelated to the earlier ambulance near St. Thomas More Hall.

The university declined to comment on the incident.