2 workers terminated after Bethune-Cookman brawl


Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:11 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:11 a.m.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Two workers have been terminated after a brawl on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University that injured five and forced the evacuation of about 150 people from a dormitory.

University President Trudie Kibbe Reed said Wednesday that the workers were let go because they "acted inappropriately toward students in a way that violates school policy and exaggerated an already tense situation."

Authorities say the "free-for-all" Tuesday on the campus of the historically black university began after a sprinkler was accidentally set off by someone who had hung clothes from it.

The disturbance started when students tried to return to the dorm but were prevented because of safety concerns. Officials say a dorm window was broken, causing $1,000 in damages.

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