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UPDATE: MSU Organizer speaks out about impounded party buses

Posted: 7:38 AM, Oct 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-18 09:29:44-04

52 Michigan State University students were left stranded in the pouring rain Saturday night, at Andy T's Farm in St. Johns, MI, after their party buses were impounded. 

MSU Greenline set up a trip.

The Clinton County Sheriff's office said the buses were impounded because they had no insurance and hadn't had their annual inspections.

The sheriff's office told organizers the incident was a sting operation and that deputies were looking for those specific buses operated by "lansingpartybus.com". The sheriff's office is still investigating.

A few students were able to get rides from friends, while others had to pay for Ubers and taxis.

That was a small consolation to students left standing in the rain Saturday night.

The manager of Greenline, Chelsea Hayse, said her motherly instinct kicked in when she was informed by the sheriff's office they needed to find another way home.

"More than anger, more like instinct like how do I make sure these people make it home safely in the middle of the night. We don't deserve to be treated that way, and we also had to pay for cabbing back along with a bus ride that we never took" said Hayse.

Hayse has contacted "Lansing Party Bus" twice since Saturday, and they have not responded yet.
She said she is planning to hire a lawyer to try and get back the $780 her group spent on the buses.