UMass has filed criminal charges against 12 more students for allegedly participating in a riot after the football team lost to Appalachian State in the championship. Twenty-three students have now been charged for offenses including failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, and rioting according to the DHG.
The riot involved 2,000 people and resulted in $100,000 in property damage in the Southwest residence hall plaza. The night was marked by fires, looting, destruction of property and physical assaults. Flattened trash cans, chunks of concrete and full beer cans were thrown at UMass, state and Amherst police officers, who wore full riot gear. Police arrested 11 people that night, 10 of whom were students.The good news: more arrests are likely.--Mb