May 3, 2015 9:42 AM
UNH President Huddleston warns students again to celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely
The Associated Press
DURHAM (AP) — University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston is again warning students to celebrate Cinco de Mayo safely.
Foster's Daily Democrat reports that last May 5, thousands of students flooded downtown Durham. Police worked all day to disperse the crowds, which temporarily blocked buses trying to get local middle school students home. Officials are concerned that this year could be worse because the holiday comes one day after classes end and before the start of final exams.
Huddleston went door-to-door with UNH Police Chief Paul Dean on Friday to urge students living off campus to act responsibly. In an open letter to students, he warned there would be immediate and serious consequences for irresponsible behavior, including suspension or expulsion.
The holiday marks an 1862 battle victory by Mexican troops.