Education: Tommy's Travels (Contd.)

Can a college be prosecuted when violent students on its campus force public officials to grant their demands? Last week New York's upstate Hobart College, the first U.S. college indicted for a criminal offense in the recent wave of campus disruption, stood trial for being "reckless" in just such a situation. The result may set a new legal limit on how far town can punish gown.

The charges grew out of a messy night last June, when Ontario County Sheriff Ray O. Morrow arrested three suspected drug users on the Hobart campus in Geneva, N.Y. About 500 angry students blocked the paths...

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