NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont university has reported nearly 80 cases of the coronavirus since students returned to campus earlier this month.

Norwich University, the country’s oldest private military college, has reported a total of 79 cases, with 69 current cases.

The school has had “some significant, egregious and frankly embarrassing incidents of student misconduct that have resulted in the spread of the virus on campus and our inability to contain it,” Norwich president Col. Mark C. Anarumo announced Wednesday evening in a video on the school’s website.

He said a containment plan is in place and he believes it will be able recover fairly quickly. Residential students were told on Monday to return to a modified room quarantine.

Anarumo said Wednesday that he believes that the student conduct issues have been resolved.

Any students who do not want to stay at school are allowed to leave and conduct their studies online, he said. There will be a pro-rated rebate of room and board, he said.

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