There's a simple reason why most elementary schools ban snowball fights: they get out of hand.
Apparently university students are not too cool for whipping balls of snow and ice at each other, either. Nor do they know when to stop. One recent snowball fight could even lead to legal action.
The snowball fight started innocently enough, with students and players playfully tossing snowballs back and forth.
"Then, at 12:45, all hell broke loose," reported the Daily Emerald, describing the quickly escalating snowball fight as an attack against the outnumbered players.
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The football players may have received the brunt of the snow-assault — "I got a nut shot and an eye shot," running back Byron Marshall said about an hour later, when the fight was winding down. "I'm done."Read More »from #snowbrawl2013: University snowball fight gets way out of hand