NC college goes on lockdown following fights involving hundreds of students, visitors

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) — Police were called to Livingstone College after several hundred students and visitors caused a “disturbance” on campus following activities associated with the school’s homecoming weekend.

Just after midnight on Sunday morning, Salisbury police said they were called for a third time to Livingstone College in reference to fights and disorderly actions among a crowd of “several hundred” students and visitors.

According to reports, “chemical agents” were used to disperse the crowd when there were confrontations between police and people in the group.

Police said their “strategic” use of the chemical agents helped break up the group. One person was arrested during the disturbance.

Livingstone College police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office, fire and EMS personnel all responded to the school.

The school was on lockdown for the rest of the night.

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