UMass Hopes and Prepares for a Safe Sunday
(AMHERST, Mass.) (WGGB)–Mix a student population of 27,000 with a big event like the
Superbowl and there’s plenty of potential chaos. But UMass Amherst staff and police are doing what they can to prevent things from getting out of hand.
“Kids can get pretty crazy, I just hope no one gets hurt,” said Eddie Alvarez, a UMass student.
In attempt to tame any crowds, the school will have increased enforcement presence on campus.
“There will be extra police, there will be other staff on campus and residence halls,” said Dan Fitzgibbons, director of media relations for UMass.
To ensure safety on campus the office of student affairs sent emails to students to remind them to enjoy and celebrate the game responsibly.
The school also hung posters and signs and had advertisements in the student paper to drive the message home.
If all of that wasn’t enough to encourage students to behave, the star of the Giants and UMass prodigy, Victor Cruz asked students to respect each other and their surroundings in a video.
The last time crime control was needed was when news broke that Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed. The school says it’s learned from prior incidents and hopes everything will go smoothly on Sunday.