Power outage leads to disturbance at Southern Illinois University

Sept. 15, 2011
At least 2 were reported injured after outage prompts students to leave residence halls

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: At least two people were hurt at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale when about 1,200 students spilled out of their residence halls during a power outage. Campus officials say there were a few reports of minor damage to campus buildings, and at least two students suffered minor injuries during fights. The crowds started gathering about 10 p.m. Wednesday after the power went out following storms. At 11:45 p.m., campus still did not have power but the crowds were dispersing and students were going back inside their buildings. The power was fully restored by about 2 a.m.

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