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Report: Number of WVU Students Setting Fires Is Down
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 21, 2013 @ 9:51AM
Created on May 20, 2013 @ 5:48PM
It looks like West Virginia University Students might be getting the message that burning a couch isn't a good idea. That's because some new data claims less of them are taking part in that tradition.
The report was released by the Students Rights and Responsibilities Committee. They found the number of students who were cited for that went from 21 in the 2011-2012 academic year to nine the last school year.
Dean of Students, Corey Farris said the is thanks to an increased awareness about the punishments and dangers for starting the fires.
"Police put things out there for people to identify," he said. "There are a lot more cameras that are up in the areas where we've had problems in the past. All of that works to get the message to people that want to be a problem in the community."
Last year the WVU Student Government Association released a video on the internet which warned students of the punishments they could face for setting the couches a blaze.
If a student is caught setting a fire they can be expelled from the school.

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