Security at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus, where two people were stabbed in a fight inside a dormitory over the weekend, has been tightened as Nassau County police investigate the altercation, a college official said Monday.
Six people were injured, including two suffering knife wounds in their backs, in the early morning brawl Sunday involving more than 20 people, police said.
The injured were treated at a hospital and released, except for one student, who was still hospitalized Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the school community by university Provost Paul Forestell. That student was expected to be released "shortly," he said.
"In light of this incident, we have increased public safety in the residence halls as we assess our guest policies. We are evaluating the visitation policy and will make changes based on input from our public safety staff and the local police," college spokeswoman Rita Langdon said Monday.
The fight broke out around 2:55 a.m. Sunday in the Kings Hall dormitory, police said. It involved members of the Post football team, who were fighting with a group of men visiting the school for Saturday night's 2010 fashion show in the Pratt Recreation Center, Det. Sgt. Robert Atchison said.
Langdon said she could not comment on the specific students involved in the fight or their academic fates.
Normal security procedures at the school include security cameras in dorm hallways, professional security guards staffing the front desk during overnight hours and electronic swipe cards required for access to the dorms, Langdon said.
"Guests to the residence halls must be accompanied by a C.W. Post student and sign in at the front desk," she said.
Citing the continuing police investigation, Langdon said she could not answer questions about whether the people involved in the fight had been signed into the dorm by students.
Police said no arrests had yet been made.