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Charges Dropped In ECU Snowball Case

The only East Carolina University student arrested during a mass snowball fight back in January went before a judge Tuesday.

18-year-old Steven Bass had all charges dismissed during a district court hearing.

Bass was charged with assault on a government official and resisting, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer after the campus snowball fight got out of control on January 20th.

University police say some 200 students were involved in the melee, with some of the snowballs contained oranges and ice.

Officials said a campus police officer used pepper spray on a group of students that rushed officers trying to make an arrest.


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A teen arrested and charged with hitting an officer with a snowball during a large snowball fight at East Carolina University is scheduled to appear before a judge.

Steven Rashad Bass is scheduled to be in a Pitt County courtroom Tuesday on charges of assault on a government official and resisting, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Officials say the 18-year-old ECU student was among more than 200 students who participated in a large-scale snowball fight on Janunary 20 when several inches of snow fell in the area.

Officials said a campus police officer used pepper spray on a group of students that rushed officers trying to make an arrest. Officials said no serious injuries had been reported among the students participating in the melee.


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