MORE ARRESTS: VEISHEA Task Force Assembled

Ames police are reporting three more arrests in last week’s VEISHEA vandalism.

Twenty-two-year-old Tucker Henderson, 19-year-old Austin Burbridge, and 20-year-old Marvin Thomas are all charged with criminal mischief.

Seven others have already been arrested.

It comes after cars were flipped and lamp posts were pulled down Tuesday in Ames’ Campustown. One ISU student was seriously injured when he was hit on the head by a lamp post.

Those events triggered Iowa State’s president, Steven Leath to assemble a task force to decide the future of VEISHEA.

Among the members of the 20 person team, is former football player, Jeff Woody.

Task force chair, Tom Hill, says this year’s violence differs from years past. This year was the only year violence began at the beginning of the week compared to the end.

Hill questions if the meaning of the celebration has been lost.

“What we really need to do is go back to the basics and get very clear what the purpose is and then take a look at are we meeting that purpose,” Hill said.

The task force is planning to provide recommendations to Leath before the end of June.

The first meeting hasn’t been set.

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