Education: From Horseplay to Homicide

As sure as the snows of February, there are snowball fights at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Last week, when a five-inch fall set 200 undergraduates to pelting away across campus-cutting West Cumberland Avenue, it seemed at first like any free-for-all—but by the time this one was over, three men were dead. One was a passing truck driver, who got his skull fractured by an ice-cored snowball. Another truck driver, also under barrage, got so incensed that he grabbed a pistol from his cab and shot "I don't know where"—it was, it turned...

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