Pitt might expel some students

Updated: February 4, 2009, 11:01 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh says students involved in vandalism, fire-setting and other crimes after the Steelers' Super Bowl victory will face discipline and could be expelled.

City police say more than 80 people were arrested Sunday night. Crowds threw bottles at police, set small fires, broke store windows and overturned cars. Much of the violence occurred in the Oakland neighborhood that is home to Pitt's main campus.

Nordenberg says an unspecified number of Pitt students already have been charged by the campus judicial system, and more likely will be charged as police review surveillance videos.

Nordenberg wants to "ensure that this type of disturbance is not repeated on any of our campuses ever again."


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