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15 UConn Students Hospitalized After Alcohol Poisoning



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    Fifteen people were transported to area hospitals from Gampel Pavillion at the University of Connecticut during a ScHoolboy Q concert Friday night because of mostly alcohol-related issues and two people were arrested at the concert, according to a UConn spokesperson.

    A non-student was arrested on charges of possession of alcohol and trespassing and a UConn student faces a disorderly conduct charge, according to UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. 

    Tolland County dispatch confirmed transporting at least a dozen people from the concert at UConn to the hospital due to likely alcohol poisoning. The call came in about 8 p.m. on Friday. They have all since been medically evaluated and released from the hospital.

    The people hospitalized are believed to be UConn students because tickets were only available to students, according to Reitz. She said they were transported due to intoxication "believed to be alcohol" and that they're waiting for more information from the hospitals.

    The rap concert was organized by a student group and no alcohol was sold at Gampel Pavillion during the event. People are screened as they enter, so they likely consumed the alcohol before they got in, according to Reitz.

    The people transported weren't in life-threatening danger, Reitz said.

    The names of the students arrested haven't been released.

    About 4,000 people attended the concert.