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Dozen-Plus Students Arrested at UMASS Amherst World Series Celebration

UMASS SMOKEAMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Law enforcement were out in force as people gathered on the UMass Amherst campus to celebrate the Sox win.

Shortly after the game ended Wednesday night, an estimated 3,000 students gathered in the university’s Southwest residential area to celebrate the team’s third World Series title since 2004.

Southwest was the scene earlier in the evening as the university held an organized event for folks to gather, watch the game, and have fun in a safe manner.

However, some people following the game began to throw liquor bottles, toilet paper, and climb trees.

Officers from Amherst Police, UMass Police, and the Mass. State Police were all on-hand to work to disperse the crowds. They used warning alarms, smoke, and pepper balls to clear the scene. In all, 15 students were placed under arrest. Fourteen people were charged with failing to disperse and one for being disorderly. Two of the people charged with failing to disperse were also charged with assault and battery on a police officer.

The University said 14 of the 15 arrested are UMass Amherst students.

No word on how many arrests have occurred.


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