Tybee officials look to put an end to Orange Crush | savannahnow.com

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Apr

Tybee officials look to put an end to Orange Crush | savannahnow.com

Following more than two dozen arrests and a shooting on the beach that left one man injured on Saturday afternoon, Tybee Island officials want to put a stop to Orange Crush, the annual beach party that draws thousands of college-aged students to the island.

Mayor Jason Buelterman, with the Tybee Island City Council, released a statement Monday saying that after the rash of weekend violence the city had reached a tipping point in dealing with the event, which has no official sponsor but is spread through social media.

Buelterman and council members said that while the majority of the party goers behaved responsibly the risks to public safety posed by such large groups of young people without supervision has become unacceptable.

“After approximately twenty-five years, we have reached a tipping point and going forward will be doing everything in our power to put an end to this event while, of course, maintaining a public beach for everyone,” the statement read.

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