Internet fuelling extreme food fighting
MONTREAL — The Internet is fuelling an extreme version of the high-school food fight, threatening innocent teachers and students with ham sandwiches, eggs and rotten tomatoes.
Police raised alarm bells on Thursday following an incident one day earlier at a high school in southwestern Montreal in which more than 20 baton-wielding officers needed three hours to quell a food fight that turned into a riot.
Three people were injured and two students were arrested and face assault charges.
Montreal police said that students are using the Internet to prepare for the fights, then posting videos on websites such as YouTube.