April 18, 2014
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities at a North Carolina college
say a huge snowball fight got out of control, forcing campus police
to use pepper spray on some students to contain the rowdy crowd.
Police were called to a dormitory at East Carolina University
three times Tuesday as hundreds of students pelted each other with
snow, The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported. The college is in
a part of the state which doesn't get snow often, but a rare storm
dropped several inches on campus that day.
Police said some students were getting too aggressive and an
officer used pepper spray on a group that rushed officers trying to
make an arrest.
Junior Brandon Davis said "it all started in good nature, but
then people were throwing them as hard as they could at each
other." Junior Matt Lunchick said an officer chased and arrested a
student after being hit in the back with a snowball.
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