Officials at a central New York college say they’re looking into a police chief’s claims that hundreds of rowdy students “took over” the village during off-campus parties that spilled onto neighboring properties.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports Town of Kirkland Police Chief Dan English told a town board meeting Monday night that about 300 Hamilton College students became unruly while partying Saturday night at several homes in the village of Clinton.
English says the students “took over the village” while roaming the streets and spilling onto the lawns of neighboring homes. He says two town officers and a state trooper brought the situation under control.
English says charges are pending. College officials say they’re also looking into the incident.
Hamilton, near Utica, is a private liberal arts college with about 1,800 students.