“I assume you probably know why I want to talk to you, don’t you?” asks the officer.
The officer tells the student to disperse the crowd gathered in the house and finally asks for his ID. After scanning, he calls the student.
“Yes,” replied the student, adding, “that was a week ago.”
The officer asks the student if he should be quarantined and the student said he was home because of it.
“Do you have other people here and are you positive about Covid? You see the problem?” asks the officer.
Other people in the house had also tested positive for the virus, the student told the official.
“We want to prevent that, you know? We want to keep this city open,” says the official with a sigh. “… So you are not under quarantine when you mix with other people.”
Six people, five of whom lived in the house, were quoted according to the police report. The Oxford Police Department told CNN in an email that fines for the quotes start at $ 500.
Five of those named are listed as students on the Miami University web directory. The police report shows that the sixth person identified as a student who had moved in with his parents and was visiting over the weekend.
The colleges have tried to contain the parties
Miami University declined to comment on the matter, citing federal privacy laws, but added that students violating quarantine orders or city ordinances at mass gatherings would face disciplinary action.