UConn Police Chief: 'The Spring Weekend That Wasn't'

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Weekend, the annual three-day party at the University of Connecticut that in the past has led to riots, widespread drunkenness among tens of thousands of young people and the 2010 death of a student from a fatal punch, was mostly nonexistent this year, university officials said Sunday.

University officials said in a statement Sunday that police made only six arrests over the course of the weekend, which they described as a "normal" number for a typical weekend when classes are in session.

The Saturday night "X-lot" gathering, which normally attracts thousands of revelers to a parking lot just off campus, simply didn't happen, university officials said in a statement Sunday.

The usual outdoors parties Friday night at the off-campus Celeron Square Apartment complex also disappeared, police said.

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