4/20: Try again in 12 hours

Anyone headed toward the Main Green through Lincoln Field at 4:20am this morning to partake in any sort of celebratory ritual would likely be turned away as squad cars decorated the top of Lincoln, flashing lights illuminated clouds of smoke and officers shone their flashlights on students out on the grass–or inhaling it.

At 4:21am, megaphones blared as officers instructed all congregated students to return to their dorms.

“Start moving,” one called. He mentioned arrests, and asked who wanted to be first.

Students started trudging across Lincoln like moping elementary schoolers during a fire drill.

The officer then said something to the effect of: “We would put a stop to that stuff in the street. It’s the real world.”

This may have been a jarring alert to everyone on Lincoln Field who in fact did not think they were in the real world at that time.

Police officers at the scene declined to comment on the event.

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