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Only in America: Splashing with a harmless weapon

North Carolina high-schoolers are arrested for throwing water balloons — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Seven high-school students from Raleigh, N.C., were arrested and charged with misdemeanors for throwing water balloons as part of an end-of-the-year prank. Police officers, who reportedly threw several teens to the ground during the scuffle, said they were acting on rumors that the balloons were filled with "other substances." They contained only tap water. All the teens were released on bail.