West Virginia students get probation for COVID-19 violations

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Campus scenes taken on the Morgantown Campus Fall Semester, 2020. (Courtesy: WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Seventeen West Virginia University students have been placed on probation for conduct violations related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Office of Student Conduct made the decision following hearings for the students, the university said Wednesday in a statement.

An additional 15 students will undergo similar hearings and could face probation if found responsible, while another student with a history of repeated COVID-19 related violations could be suspended or expelled if found responsible, the statement said.

Classes on the Morgantown campus began Wednesday. Students began moving in earlier this month for the start of the fall semester. The university began identifying potential students involved in off-campus parties as part of an investigation into violations of health and safety policies.

“I want to thank the majority of our students who are doing the right things,” Dean of Students Corey Farris said.

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