Pillow fight triggers sprinkler system, evacuation of UNL residence hall

2014-07-12T08:32:00Z Pillow fight triggers sprinkler system, evacuation of UNL residence hallBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
July 12, 2014 8:32 am  • 

A pillow fight led to the evacuation of five floors of Schramm Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus on Friday night.

Campers staying at this week's Christ in Youth Conference got in a pillow fight just after 11 p.m. Friday and hit a sprinkler on the fifth floor, setting off the sprinkler system, said UNL Police Officer Greg Byelick.

UNLPD and Lincoln Fire and Rescue arrived to find floors 1 through 5 were damaged from water coming out of a sprinkler head on the fifth floor.

The group was relocated to Abel and Pound halls for the remainder of its stay.

There is no estimate on damage yet, Byelick said.

Copyright 2015 JournalStar.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Lincoln Murders, 2001-present

Large map

Cases classified as murders by local law enforcement under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system, which does not include deaths caused by negligence, suicide, accident or justifiable homicide. Cases may be reclassified upon resolution.

Follow us on Twitter