After death, Mississippi State warns off stadium trespassers

May 10, 2016 in Sports

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

DavisWadeStadiumExpansionJACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi State University officials are warning people not to trespass in the school’s football stadium after a 21-year-old student fell through the roof of a video scoreboard and died.

University spokesman Sid Salter says university administrators intend to seek stiff penalties against future trespassers at Davis Wade Stadium.

Salter says MSU will decide later whether to discipline or charge Andrew Scott Demboski’s companions. He says administrators want to respect the grief of the Ocean Springs student’s family and friends.

Salter says MSU officials have found no reports of people climbing to the structure’s top in 2015 or 2016. A 2013 post on an MSU fan Internet board described how to reach its roof.

Emergency personnel struggled to reach Demboski, extracting him after making a hole in the scoreboard’s side.