DOGL festivities ended this afternoon as police evicted K students from South Haven’s South Beach.
Sergeant Kyle Griffith from the South Haven Police Department told The Index that the beach activities were “out of control.”
“There was a massive use of alcohol. That’s not allowed—it’s posted everywhere, and impossible to get to the beach without seeing that.”
Sergeant Griffith gestured toward the south side of the beach. “See all of those containers in the sand? Those are empty alcohol containers. It’s not tolerated.”
“Those who were disturbing the peace—fighting—have been arrested,” Sergeant Griffith said.
Assisting South Haven police were law enforcement officers from Covert Township, Van Buren County, Berrien County, and Michigan State Police.
Sergeant Griffith mentioned that he had been in contact “with [our] Dean.” Sergeant Griffith mentioned “consequences” but exact details remain unclear.
Students promptly left the beach, but many were confused about why the police were directing K students off of the beach.
Many students expressed their dissatisfaction with how the police handled the situation.
“I’m frustrated because I wasn’t involved in either the fighting or drinking, and yet I was told to leave simply because I’m from K,” shared Blair Garner K’19.