A small party for about 100 seniors at Livingstone College got out of control this weekend. Salisbury police were called to the college early Sunday morning.
"There was a fight during the party then they took it outside. ... students were roaming all around campus," said William Young, who attended the party.
Campus police called for backup from Salisbury Police. More than a dozen officers arrived to find between 200 and 300 people on campus. A police report said about 100 students were "fighting and it was spreading throughout the whole campus and becoming a riot."
"We had to use the gas. There were some they pepper sprayed," said Capt. Shelia Lingle of the Salisbury Police Department.
Police arrested sophomores Bobleto Latta and Jalan Coles. Coles was charged with failure to disperse. Latta was charged with consuming alcohol underage. Police said they had to use a Taser on him.
"We certainly don't like to have this type of situation here on our campus," said State Alexander, director of public relations.
He said the party was supposed to be for seniors only, but they believe non-students came due to online advertisement. They say school resource officers noticed a few groups fighting, not nearly 100 people. The school is investigating who is at fault.
Once Livingstone wraps up its investigation, the two students arrested could be suspended or expelled.