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Six UMass students arrested during weekend riot arraigned

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AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Six of the seven UMass Amherst students that were arrested Sunday night after the Patriots loss to the Eagles made their first appearances in court on Tuesday. 

Some face more charges than others, but all wasted no time pleading not guilty in front of the judge.

20-year-old Zachary Korff was one of the seven arrested this weekend for his role in a 2,000 person riot at UMass Amherst.

Western Mass News was in court when the business student signed off to represent himself after being charged with disorderly conduct. 

Korff was hoping to resolve his case in one day, but after a lengthy discussion with the assistant District Attorney, he held off and will return in court next month. 

All six students remained mostly quiet as they faced disorderly conduct charge. Each pleaded not guilty to their charges. 

Some, like Michael Mahoney faced more severe charges which included assault and battery on a police officer where he could face a 90-day jail sentence if he breaks any laws until he next court appearance. 

Timothy Canning is also accused of failing to disperse at a riot.

Only one student was represented by a lawyer in person. 

The cases lasted only minutes each, and they will all return at the end of March for a pre-trial hearing. 

UMass cannot discuss individual cases, but said punishments for student arrests can range from campus restrictions, to suspension, and even expulsion.

We will break down the charges further starting at 5 a.m. on ABC40.

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