Thousands of students from the University of Delaware rioted in the streets of Newark last night after a house party organized for popular "collegiate life" YouTube series I'm Shmacked turned into a real-life Project X.
It all started with a tweet from the I'm Shmacked crew informing the kids at UD that an impromptu Fall Tour stop would be made if their announcement was retweeted at least 500 times in one hour.
It was retweeted over 1,200 times.
With hundreds of drunk students now wandering aimlessly through the city's streets with nowhere to go, an unruly mob soon began to form, and it wasn't long before the get-together turned into a full-scale riot.
Students began turning over trash cans and damaging signs as the crowd swelled to "several thousand people," according to Newark police.
Reinforcement soon showed up in the form of some 60 police vehicles from all around the state.
"The real instigators of the riot were the police," Arya Toufania told the New York Daily News. "They could have shut the party down, cornered it off, it just seemed as if they were, like, monitoring the riot."
By the time the rioting finally subsided several cars were badly damaged, and the three students who organized the party were arrested for Failure to Obtain a Special Event Permit and underage drinking.
Shmacked returned to UD today to film additional footage for their eventual recap of last night's episode.
In an official statement, Shmacked said it regrets "any association with these destructive events," and will "do our best to ensure that this does not happen again."
Meanwhile, the university is still mulling the future of the students arrested, but has not addressed the fate of others not formally charged for participating in the riot.
As for the student body, it seemed rather proud of itself:
UD has been around since 1743 and its safe to say that last night will go down in our history as the most ratchet ever. #UDontEvenKnow— UDontevenknow (@UDont_even_know) September 10, 2013