Jumping partygoers cause floor to collapse at Denton student apartments, authorities say

Posted November 14, 2017

Investigators said the terrifying collapse was caused by too much jumping. At least six people had injuries, Denton police said, and no one had to be transported by ambulance. The junior at the University of North Texas said he was dancing when the collapse occurred and also fell into the apartment below.

Officials were forced to cut off water and power to the unit in which the collapse took place, the first- and second-floor apartments beneath it and nine other units in the building.

The part at the University of North Texas on Saturday night ended with a flood of calls into 9-1-1 reporting that the roof had collapsed.

Twelve apartments are still uninhabitable after a floor collapsed at a Denton student complex early Sunday morning. "That's life threatening. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone".

Until the building and its sprinkler system are repaired, the utilities will remain shut off, Denton Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Glenn said.

Carroll and her three roommates, all North Texas sophomores, were not home at the time.

It could've been life or death for Carley Carroll, who lives in that second floor apartment below the party.

At least 48 residents of the complex have been displaced due to the incident. Police say there were no serious injuries and no one needed to go to the hospital.

"People gotta grab their wallets, keys, back packs because we have school tomorrow", said Trent Blackburn.

Police told FOX 4 they believe there was 100 people at the party. Police say those type of calls are low priority in nature and people have usually left the party by the time officers arrive.