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Kent State Students Could be Dismissed for 'College Fest' Arrest

11 students, one- third of those arrested, will have case reviewed in student conduct hearing

Kent State Students Could be Dismissed for 'College Fest' Arrest

Students at accounted for one-third of the total 33 arrests made by Kent Police during "" Saturday.

And all 11 students will have their charges reviewed by university officials.

Kent State spokesperson Emily Vincent said the students will face a university hearing through the Kent State Office of Student Conduct following their charges in Portage County Municipal Court.

"If found responsible, each individual student could face disciplinary probation, suspension and/or dismissal," Vincent said.

Police stepped in to quell , held to celebrate the end of the school year, after several fights and assualts occured. Police formed a skirmish line at about 7 p.m. to clear and close down East College Avenue using tear gas and sting balls filled with rubber pellets.

Of those 33 total arrested, the charges included: nine people were charged with failure to disperse; eight people were charged with underage drinking; five were charged with disorderly conduct; three were charged with driving drunk and two were charged with felonious assault, according to police.

Capt. Paul Canfield said they're cooperating fully with the university in cases where students were involved.

"We’re not done investigating this," Canfield said. "If people have specific information regarding people who committed crimes, specifically assaults, the bottle throwing, those types of things, we would like them to call the Kent Police Department with that identifying information."

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