Narragansett Town Manager Pamela Nolan says that an off-campus party attended by 800 to 1,000 University of Rhode Island students over the past weekend turned into a riot. Beer bottles were thrown and property was destroyed on Greene Lane where the riot took place. Nolan says that although the town residents were upset over the incident, it was out of the ordinary.
"In general, they're welcome, they're accepted here, and we appreciate what they bring to the community. But on the other hand, when it breaks out into a riot, it's not something that the quality of life, which is very high in Narragansett, can sustain. We cannot tolerate incidents like this one last weekend."
Three different police departments reported to the incident. Eighteen students were arrested and twenty could be facing expulsion.
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