Cheesed-off student knocked out and bloodied

An assault was reported on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5:40 p.m. A student was found bleeding from the head and lying unconscious in Lot 4, and was transported to Capital Health Systems for further evaluation.

A witness to the injury said he saw the end of an altercation with the unconscious student and another student over “cheese balls.” The witness said the unconscious student pushed the other student when he touched his container of cheese balls. The other student pushed back, causing him to lose his balance and hit his head on a concrete container that was supporting a tent pole. The witness said one student was the aggressor and visibly intoxicated.

At 1:30 a.m. the other student involved came to Campus Police. He said he did not need medical assistance but that he had consumed alcoholic beverages. He looked visibly upset.

The student who came to Campus Police said he threw a soda can onto the ground in Lot 4 earlier. The soda can exploded and the soda landed on the injured student’s friend. The injured student asked him to stop and the student who threw the can responded by taking the injured student’s container of cheese balls and dumping them on other bystanders in the area. The injured student then attempted to take the container of cheese balls back from the other student. The injured student pushed the student who threw the soda and was pushed back. The injured student then lost his balance and fell to the ground.

The other student walked away and later noticed that he was still lying on the ground. The injured student said he did not want to sign a complaint against him for assault.

There is no further information at this time.

On Oct. 27 at 2:25 a.m. Travers staff members reported a resident with stomach problems to Campus Police. The student was lying on the top bunk of the bed inside his room. When the officer asked him to come down for questioning the student slipped and caught his foot in a lanyard that was hanging out of his back pocket while climbing down. When he was standing on the ground he started to sway back and forth and his eyes looked glassy. The student said he had eaten bad pasta earlier.

The student said he did not consume any alcohol but was slurring his speech. Lions’ EMS arrived on the scene and the student could not properly spell his address.

The student said he did not consume “that much” and said he drank one shot of an alcoholic beverage and also consumed Benadryl Brand allergy medication. A professional staff member cleared him to stay on campus for the night.

He was issued a summons for minors consuming alcoholic beverages.

At 2:05 a.m. on Oct. 28 a Campus Police officer observed a white male wearing a gray sweatshirt near the entrance to Lot 9. Another white male wearing a white and gray striped shirt was also with him. The students told the officer that they were “at some off-campus party” and they were waiting for friends to get back to campus. Their eyes appeared glassy and they slurred several words when they spoke. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol coming from them.

Both individuals said they were visiting a friend and they had gone to an off-campus “frat hour” and had consumed “several cups of beer from a keg.”

Neither were students of the College.

There is no further information at this time.