Snowball attacks condemned by university

“A group of students who began a snowball attack have sparked anger across the university. A group of approximately 30 students congregated on the concourse following the heavy snowfall on Thursday, 5th February and began to hurl snowballs at passersby. A number of complaints have been made by motorists who experienced the attacks describing how students opened their car doors and threw snow in their faces. The snowball attack escalated into a series of vicious encounters, knocking cyclists from their bikes and causing damage to passing cars. The Quinn School of Business was the main building affected as the group of students entered the building, throwing snowballs at students and staff members. The extent of the attack forced staff at the Quinn School to lock the doors in an effort to prevent further trouble. Students at lectures in the Newman Building experienced similar encounters when the group of students hurled snowballs into the theatres …” (more)

[Barbara Feeney, University Observer, 10 February]

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