(10/09/2012)
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ORIGINAL STORY - WVU is measuring up to its No. 1 party school in the USA.

Following last weeks WVU football win where street fires destroyed three vehicles and damaged one house, fans took to the streets again following WVU's win over the University of Texas.

About 15 people were arrested and 30 fires were extinguished over the weekend, according to Morgantown police.

An "unruly" crowd of about 1,000 people took to the streets in the Sunnyside area of Morgantown after the game, according to a news release from the Morgantown Police Department.

Approximately 50 police officers from various agencies wore protective helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carried crowd-control batons as they tried to control the crowd, police said.

People pelted the officers with bottles, rocks and other objects, according to police. Police officers used pepper spray and CS gas against the groups, who were setting fires, fighting and trying to overturn vehicles, police said in a news release.

Several officers suffered minor injuries as they dispersed the crowd.

Of the 15 people arrested, 10 were charged with offenses ranging from battery on an officer, escape, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest/obstructing an officer and battery. Five people were charged with arson-related offenses.

Police also issued criminal citations for alcohol-related offenses.

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