Party over: Something in the air crashes Stonington senior prom
Groton — The Stonington High School senior prom came to an abrupt end Saturday night when someone sprayed an irritant into the air of the Mystic Marriott ballroom, causing coughing dancers to flee.
Groton Town Police Sgt. David Miner said police received complaints of students having difficulty breathing about 9:45 p.m. Multiple firetrucks, police cruisers and ambulances responded.
Miner said someone had sprayed “some sort of airborne substance” similar to pepper spray. No lasting effects were expected, he said, but two people were transported from the scene by ambulance.
The hotel’s parking lots quickly filled with teens in tuxedos and gowns, some with bottles of water, others sipping from cups, milling about among the police cruisers and firetrucks.