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U.Va. tells students to stay off Rotunda scaffolding

Monday - 9/10/2012, 10:13am  ET

Security guards have been posted to make sure nobody climbs the scaffolding. (WTOP/Hank Silverberg)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the school has many recreational activities for students. But climbing scaffolding around the Rotunda isn't one of them.

The Daily Progress says Sullivan and other university officials are warning students to stay off the scaffolding due to the risk of injury. Security guards are being posted around the clock and motion-sensitive lights have been installed to ensure students heed the warning.

The scaffolding is for workers who are repairing the Rotunda's roof.

Sullivan told students and parents during move-in weekend that anyone caught trying to get onto the scaffolding will be issued trespass warnings. If they try again, they will be arrested.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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