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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.


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.



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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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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