Lubbock officials: Celebrations not reflective of community

Big Tournament

LUBBOCK, Tex. (KLBK) — City officials are calling the actions of a group of students on Saturday, April 6th, not representative of Texas Tech Univeristy or Lubbock. Videos show a group of fans burning Lime scooters and flipping over a car.

“The shenanigans of a few people is unfortunate, and we are better than that,” said Dan Pope, Mayor of Lubbock. “This is not who we are, that’s not West Texas, that’s not Lubbock.”

Cole Blaylock, a senior at Texas Tech University,  said once we saw the crowd start to confront police, he stood by law enforcement’s side, trying to support officers,

“When it came to seeing people in a way that I thought was disrespectful to the police I felt that as antother bystander I should step in,” Blaylock said. “I just kept telling people to back off, give them their space, and to just not get in their way.”

Blaylock said he speaks for a majority of Texas Tech students when he says the championship will be their chance to show the nation what Lubbock is really like.”

The Lubbock Police Department issued a statement saying they are investigation several incidents in hopes of charging the people responsible for the disturbances. 

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