Pennsylvania College Town Bans Rooftop Fun for Fear of Student Safety

A college town in eastern Pennsylvania has banned rooftop activities to keep students — and anybody else — from hanging out too far off the ground.

WFMZ-TV reports Kutztown borough council announced it will ban all rooftop activities, except for maintenance. The borough about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia is home to state-owned Kutztown University.

Police Chief Craig Summers says he's seen students hanging out on rooftops, which he says is extremely dangerous.

The borough's ban comes about a week after a Penn State student was electrocuted by a power line and fell from a roof in State College. The funeral for 21-year-old Shannon Mather is Friday.

Some students say they like hanging out on rooftops and enjoy the view. But starting this fall that will carry up to a $600 fine.

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