A student has been charged after allegedly hosting a party “of up to 40 people” in halls of residence.
Dozens of students are said to have attended the lockdown gathering at the University of St Andrews’ David Russell Apartments between Saturday and Sunday.
The party was later broken up by staff members.
Police have now confirmed a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A spokeswoman said: “Following enquiries a 19-year-old man has been charged and is subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident.”
A spokesperson for the University of St Andrews said: “Over the weekend January 30 – 31, a party took place in a University hall of residence attended by up to 40 people.
“The incident has been reported to the police.
“Students have been reminded regularly that since the turn of the year the law in Scotland prohibits parties which mix households. The University is investigating the incident.”
University principal Professor Sally Mapstone called on students to behave responsibly during lockdown, saying: “Everyone knows that since the turn of the year, the law in Scotland prohibits parties which mix households.
“The law exists for the simple purpose of saving life and breaking it is not a game – unless you think that risking the lives of others and your own future at this university is a game.
“Police Scotland are now investigating, and we will be taking disciplinary action at the conclusion of our own investigation.”
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