“The people arrested were accused of breaking windows, damaging a police car, flipping a vehicle and vandalising lamp posts”
The school won a basketball championship and things got a little out of hand.
The Mirror reports:
University students expelled after campus is trashed and vandalised during celebrations
Several students have been kicked out by the University of Connecticut after being arrested for vandalising the campus after the school’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament triumph.
UConn won the fifth championship in its history on April 3, with the Huskies defeating San Diego State to spark wild scenes on campus in Storrs. Sixteen students were taken to hospital for treatment – including one who was knocked out cold by a falling lamp post – and 15 people were arrested, with further arrests being made in the weeks following the chaos.
The people arrested were accused of breaking windows, damaging a police car, flipping a vehicle and vandalising lamp posts, according to The Hartford Courant, with some of them also charged with rioting.
UConn has since confirmed some pupils have been expelled from the university, with other students still being investigated.
“The cases are in various stages,” UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. “Although we can’t address individual students’ outcomes, we can say that some reviews have concluded with expulsions, while others remain either under investigation or are scheduled for hearings that have not yet occurred.”
UConn says it will clarify the exact number of students expelled as a result of the incidents later in the summer. The school has already confirmed the majority of the people who were arrested were UConn students, but some did not attend the school.
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