DAVENPORT, Iowa - Several people were taken from a Davenport home on stretchers Saturday afternoon, after what was listed on a Facebook events page as an end of the year party for St. Ambrose University students.
The Annual SAU House Crawl started early Saturday morning and went from home to home, ending with several students being taken to the hospital by ambulance. An emergency call reported alcohol poisoning.
St. Ambrose University released a statement:
"St. Ambrose University officials have received information from Davenport Police Department regarding the transport of multiple students to a local medical center from a non-university sanctioned off-campus event. While the University does not sanction this or similar events, St. Ambrose officials are monitoring the situation and are concerned for the health and safety of our students. We continue to work proactively with city officials and neighborhood residents to minimize any negative impact to neighbors and their property and to minimize risk to the safety of our students."
Scott Olinger, who was next door to the party, tells TV 6 that the host of the party gave him a heads up, days beforehand. "I said it was fine as long as they keep it decent and respected my property, and they did."
He said if this were happening at 10:00 at night, he might feel different. "It's only a couple hours on a Saturday, it's once a year. I'm not going to rain on their parade."
Davenport police officers follow the crowd from house to house.