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Weekend party could lead to the probation and expulsion of at least a dozen Purdue University students

Around 125 were reportedly packed into a 750-square-foot apartment unit.

Posted: Mar 2, 2021 7:08 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hundreds of Purdue University students met up over the weekend. 

Many of them were seen disregarding social distancing guidelines. Pictures also show students not wearing masks. 

Campus leaders along with local health officials are looking into the party citing "COVID fatigue" and warmer weather.

At one of the high rises in the area, an estimated 125 people were reportedly packed into a 750-square-foot unit.

This gathering is a direct breach of the Protect Purdue Pledge.

Leaders say at least 12 students are facing disciplinary action which ranges from probation all the way to expulsion.

Protect Purdue Health Center's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban Ramirez released a statement.

In it, he said people need to remember to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact environments."

Ramirez says a majority of students are following the Protect Purdue Guidelines.

For those that don't, including those that refuse mandatory surveillance testing, warnings and consequences will follow.

Click here to learn more about the Protect Purdue Pledge. 

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