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Pumpkin Festival Ends in Tear Gas at Keene State

October 20, 2014
 

Police in riot gear used tear gas and rubber bullets to stop hundreds of students from Keene State College, in New Hampshire, when a pumpkin festival got out of control Saturday. Authorities reported that students threw rocks and pumpkin parts at the police, and that many students refused to be orderly. Anne Huot, president of the college, issued a statement in which she said, in part: "We care deeply about the citizens of Keene and our students, and we lament the impact of inexcusable behaviors on our city....  We are actively working to identify the individuals who participated in unlawful behavior, and those who are identified will be held accountable. We are reviewing images, videos, media coverage, social media postings, and information we have about off-campus residences. The most serious offenders will face interim suspension, followed by conduct action up to, and including, expulsion."

The Keene Sentinel posted these videos of the incidents to YouTube.

 
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