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Brock Students told to behave ahead of the coming weekend, following wild party around Juneberry

'The bad decisions of a few put the health and safety of others at risk, and can have a lasting impact on us all,' Brock President says
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Brock University in Thorold.

Brock University has sent out a letter to its students, condemning last weekend’s chaotic bender in Thorold, and is calling for students to behave better.

Ahead of this upcoming weekend, NRPS sent this message to students;

“In recent weeks, with the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, we have seen an increase of gatherings and social events,” said NRPS Chief Bryan MacCulloch. 

“As has been the case throughout the pandemic, we are calling upon people to follow restrictions and regulations that have been put in place by public health officials to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.

It was last weekend that residents in the area of Juneberry were plagued by intense partying among students and others, which resulted in four arrests and dozens of tickets issued for public intoxication, as well as vandalism.

Interim Brock President Lynn Wells also said the university is committed to telling students about the importance of being a good neighbour.

"The bad decisions of a few put the health and safety of others at risk, and can have a lasting impact on us all."

Ahead of this coming weekend, Brock has hired extra officers to patrol the area again. The city has also deployed by-law officers to keep a watch out for illegaly parked vehicles, which will be towed or ticketed. 

“The recent gatherings in Thorold as it relates to parties, irresponsible drinking and rowdy behaviour have not fallen within this expectation. Residents should not be forced to have large crowds, illegal parking and garbage thrust upon them,” Lynn Wells said.