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Framingham State Enforces Bag Checks To Curb Campus Drinking

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Students must have their bags searched at Framingham State.

Students must have their bags searched at Framingham State.

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FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – Students at Framingham State University now have to undergo a bag search when they enter a residence hall. Students are calling the searches humiliating and annoying, but their college calls it crucial. It’s an aggressive step to try to bring campus drinking under control.

Dean of Students Melinda Stoops instituted the 24 hour bag check for each of its seven dorms after a spike in alcohol related incidences.

Students found with alcohol would be kicked off campus for a week. Commuters found with alcohol would get restrictive visitation.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

Framingham State is a dry campus but students still try and sneak alcohol in. Now it will be tougher.

“It’s got good intentions,” says student Bill Levitski. “We had some silly freshman who sent themselves to the hospital in terms of not knowing what their limits are.”

This is not the first time the school has done the 24 hour bag checks. The checks will remain in effect until further notice.

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