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23 February 2007


No charges pending in Quaker college brawl - preview

Why did this happen here? – Guilford seeks to understand campus fracas

Police in North Carolina have dropped charges against members of the Guilford College football team after a campus fight which left three former pupils of Friends' School, Ramallah, seriously injured

  • The Friend understands that police are waiting for the results of the College's own investigation before deciding whether to pursue charges
  • The FBI have also been conducting enquiries into the incident

  • The affair was widely reported in the American press, amid allegations that knuckledusters and bricks were used in the assault
  • At the College, students reacted angrily
  • More than 250 walked out of their classes, protesting at 'racism on the campus'
  • Public vigils have been organised by students, along with Meetings for Worship to uphold the injured pupils

  • Simon Risley

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