ECU Forum Dealing With Aftermath Of Students Rushing Field

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Students at ECU had a chance to ask questions and voice their opinions to ECU Police staff Wednesday night.

Students gathered in Hendrix Theater inside Mendenhall Student Center Wednesday night for a town hall meeting. Students were able to have an open forum to ask any questions about the ECU/West Virginia game situation.

ECU Police Chief, Scott Shelton, says they are taking every precaution for safety in the remainder of the home football games.

Cooperation...Shelton vital from ECU fans and students.

Shelton says only Pitt County Police Officers will be at the football game on Saturday, September 27th.

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  • by rick Location: houston on Oct 6, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    am i wrong or did the authorities not allow the kids through the only gate onto the field?? kinda like the way cattle were allowed through narrow passes to be slaughtered.... Seems THEY have the culpability here.
  • by Got Some Questions Location: NC on Sep 18, 2008 at 06:03 AM
    What precautions are they taking? Do they have protocols in place for future incidents? Do they have a written plan/policy for ECU and assisting agency officers? If so, let's see it. Will officers have additional equipment such as canisters of O.C.? Since agencies outside of Pitt Co. will not be assisting, will there be fewer officers working the game? If not, where will they come from? Are there plans to improve the physical security of the field, such as a higher fence or wall? In the event of future incidents, what level of force will be authorized for officers to use? They need to know before hand. Who will be making the call on whether to allow fans on the field or not? Will there be an increase in alcohol enforcement both inside and outside the stadium? Will violators be charged/cited or just ejected like they are now. Will Chief Shelton and Major Knight work the field with the officers in the future or stay in the press box?
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Sep 18, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    Dont beat the fool out of some kid for celebrating. That's too simple.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:44 AM
    Don't storm the field, thats too simple.
  • by cool people Location: k-town on Sep 17, 2008 at 08:35 PM
    i do agree that only officers, in pitt. co should respond to ecu games, that was not necessary to throw punches, or be knock to the ground. I really think that legal matters should be charged to the responsible-party. they law officiers were way out of line. Fans should be allowed to run on any field; as long as no one was in danger.
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Sep 17, 2008 at 07:53 PM
    I don't have any problems with ECU Police Chief Shelton asking for cooperation. Did he give any assurances that his staff or other agencies assisting him will be either better trained or prepared to avoid another failed crowd control mess? Last Saturday evening there were 94K plus at the LA Coliseum and NOT a single post game negative incident reported. They had half that many in Greenville and ALL of you know the rest...
  • by common sense Location: NC on Sep 17, 2008 at 05:49 PM
    Here is a tip......Don't storm the FIELD!

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