At the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga:
Apparently, private text messages — not university-sponsored alerts — invited students to a party at the library, which turned into a riot, according to local news sources. About 1000 students congregated and tried to force their way into the building and jump off of it. Police arrived, and members of the crowd began throwing objects at the officers. Police responded by spraying mace in the air above the crowd, and several people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. . . .Read all about it:
A university official said that some of the students believed this was “harmless fun” but forcing entry to a building or disturbing the peace, particularly when students inside were trying to study, was far from harmless.
Text Messaging Gone Wild at U. of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chronicle of Higher Education)
[Post title with apologies to the Singing Brakeman.]