Denton firefighters believe the cause of the collapse was too much jumping. Denton paramedics treated seven people at the scene for minor injuries but didn't take anyone to the hospital by ambulance. Busari says he fell through the floor himself, and that the party spiraled out of control when people he didn't know suddenly appeared.
Video posted to social media shows a crowd of people jumping up and down in the third-floor apartment before the floor collapsed, tumbling into the second-floor unit.
Fox 4 reports the gathering was full of students from the University of North Texas who were dancing late into the evening.
People at the party, many of them UNT students, had to crawl from the empty second floor apartment, back to the third.
"I have nowhere to go".
One woman named Carley Carroll created a GoFundMe account for her sister, who lived in the apartment underneath where the party was taking place.
Carroll and her three roommates, all North Texas sophomores, were not home at the time.
Another student, Davion Keys, said the water pipes busted when the floor collapsed.
At least 48 residents of the complex have been displaced due to the incident. They were at the police department reporting the party. "Everything you need for college is gone", said Carroll.
"We've called and said, 'It looks like the ceiling is going to cave in, ' so I feel like with us saying that, there could've been more that was done", she said.
An investigation into the structural failing is now underway, while apartment management and the university have worked to help secure housing in dorms or hotels for affected students in the building.