Alabama A&M sets 9:00 p.m. curfew after campus fight, arrests

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. -- A new campus-wide curfew is in effect at Alabama A&M after a fight on campus, according to school leaders.

In a statement to WHNT News 19, AAMU spokesman Jerome Saintjones said an altercation happened Tuesday night between two people. Saintjones added no weapons were involved and that AAMU took steps to ensure that safety and order were maintained on campus.

One parent tells WHNT News 19 several students were arrested, including her son whose car was damaged once police arrived. University spokespeople didn't confirm how many people were arrested.

In an effort to reduce foot traffic on campus at night, the university is now under a 9:00 p.m. curfew. Visitation at residence halls has been restricted. Everyone entering a residential facility must show their student ID.

Next week is final exams for the year at AAMU. Students will graduate on May 4.

The University’s Department of Public Safety is investigating. The safety precautions will remain in place until further notice.

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