In college communities, conflicts between “town and gown” are nothing new.
But they don’t usually go this far.
Nine people have been arrested in Jacksonville after a huge fight broke out between MacMurray College students and a group of Jacksonville residents.
Authorities tell the State Journal-Register the dispute may have begun several weeks ago, when a group of “townies” were asked to leave a student’s off-campus party.
The argument escalated Tuesday night, when authorities say the community residents came to the campus and assaulted a group of students, triggering the fight.