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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Leaders at the University of Arizona are still determining what to do about several students who were arrested in Saturday night's scuffle with Tucson Police.

The nine students arrested may also be in trouble for violating the school's code of conduct, in addition to the criminal charges against them.

Associate Dean of Students Chrissy Lieberman said by phone that it may take several days or even weeks for the Dean's Office to make any conclusions upon the proper disciplinary action.

For now, the Dean's Office has requested police reports from the Tucson Police Department on each student who was cited and will review each case accordingly.

In its next steps, the school will talk to each student individually and give them a chance to respond to the charges.

The fact that the incident happened off-campus does not mean the students will not be held accountable.

According to the UA code of conduct, off-campus conduct must show reasonable belief that the student presented risk or danger to the university community and property.

To broaden the scope even more, another example of "prohibited conduct" in the code of conduct includes any offense prohibited by state and federal law, or local ordinance.

The Dean's Office will review every aspect of each student's case before imposing any sanctions, which range from a warning to expulsion.

UA Associate Students President Morgan Abraham said UA students should not bear the brunt of the blame.

"I mean they were older Tucsonans that really didn't have much to do that night. So I kind of hate when all the blame is on students," Abraham said.

Associate Dean Lieberman said much attention has been placed on the students, especially as their names are now released to the public.

"It's challenging to know that their names are out there and they're subject to carrying the burden of everything that happened on Saturday and I'm not sure that it was only these 15 on why Saturday was challenging," Lieberman said.

Regarding any criminal background checks on UA students, Lieberman said there is no system in place where the school runs checks on students routinely – especially if it is regarding a misdemeanor case.

But Lieberman said the school does comply with a "duty to warn," meaning officials will check on a case if the public feels there was any specific behavior the university should look into.

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