“I suppose you know why I want to talk to you, right?” asks the officer.
The officer tells the student to disperse the crowd gathered at home and finally asks to see his ID. After scanning it, call the student.
“Yes,” the student replied, adding “That was, um, a week ago.”
The officer asks the student if he should be in quarantine, and the student said that is why he was home.
“Do you have other people here and are you positive for Covid? Do you see the problem?” asks the officer.
Other people at home also tested positive for the virus, the student told the officer.
“That’s what we’re trying to prevent, you know? We want to keep this city open,” the officer says, with a sigh. “… So, you’re not in quarantine if you mix with other people.”
Six people, five of whom lived in the house, received a subpoena, according to the police report. The Oxford Police Department told CNN in an email that subpoenas fines start at $ 500.
Five of those mentioned are listed on the Miami University web directory as students. The police report indicates that the sixth person identified himself as a student who had moved in with his parents and was visiting for the weekend.
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Miami University declined to comment on the matter, citing federal privacy laws, but added that students who violate quarantine orders or the city ordinance on mass meetings should face disciplinary action.