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UMass students arraigned in court following post-Super Bowl disturbance


BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Six UMass Amherst students were arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown Tuesday morning, on charges connected to Sunday’s post-Super Bowl disturbance.

The six students are facing various charges from assault and battery on a police officer to disorderly conduct and failure to disperse:

Michael Mahoney: Assault and battery on a police officer, riot, fail disperse, disorderly conduct

Joseph Neylon: Resist arrest, disorderly conduct

Timothy Canning: Riot, fail disperse, disorderly conduct

Marc Griffiths: Disorderly conduct

Zachary Korff: Disorderly conduct

Jack McDermont: Disorderly conduct

Not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf and they were released without bail. The six students were ordered to return to court in March.Related Content: Philadelphians take to the streets to celebrate Super Bowl

After the Patriots loss to the Eagles, nearly 2,000 people filled the Southwest residential area on campus. Police issued multiple orders for crowds to disperse before using PepperBall pellets to clear the area.

A seventh suspect, Jordan Ortiz, was arraigned Monday, on charges of disorderly conduct, rioting, and failure to disperse.

UMass told 22News the disturbance caused about $2,600 in damage, in six residence halls. A dozen people were also taken to the hospital for cuts, head injuries, and intoxication.

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