Over A Thousand Students At University Of Dayton Riot In The Streets For St. Paddy’s Day

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From Dayton Daily News:

A large disturbance on the University of Dayton campus ended in the arrest of a non-student for underage drinking and public intoxication, according to a university spokeswoman.

What’s the big deal? A large disturbance caused by an on-campus St. Patrick’s Day party ending in a single arrest sounds like a pretty straight-forward, low key get-together with some upstanding members of the Dayton community.

There’s more:

University of Dayton Police along with Dayton Police calmed a large disturbance involving more than one thousand students and other people in the 400 block of Kiefaber Street.

University of Dayton Police were dispatched sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. in response to a false fire alarm, said Teri Rizvi, a university spokeswoman.

I understand now. That’s a lot of green-clad college drunkards in one place who may or may not have taken the movie Project X to heart.

I never understood the whole rioting thing, which typically involves destroying the place or area where you live, but I guess it’s like an unstoppable snowball of bad decisions and heightened emotions, and people feeding off each other.

Let’s talk for a minute about the Dayton police, though, who did a seemingly amazing job at corralling the out-of-control sea of partygoers.

Other students were seen being pushed with police riot gear shields and resisting officer’s efforts to calm the crowd. There are no reports of injuries.

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The area was brought back under control by police around 6:30a.m. Numerous police officers from multiple agencies are continuing to patrol the area and assess damage to police and private vehicles.

That’s a very impressive effort, considering the damage done.

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I remember my first Natty Ice.

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Here and here are a couple video clips that show the damage.

[H/T to FrattyPebbles]
[via Dayton Daily News]

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