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Videos: CSU Bottle-Tossing House Party Break-up Follows Playboy Party School Top Ten

Once upon a time, CU Boulder was a staple on the Playboy top party schools list. This year, however, the Buffs were skipped over in favor of CSU, which has made headlines for lotsa out-of-control bashes in recent years. The latest took place Saturday night, with law enforcers saying attendees at a house party tossed bottles in their direction, prompting aggressive action -- and possibly tear gas -- to help shut things down. Photos, videos and details below.

See also: Videos: Which Colorado College That's Not CU Boulder Made Playboy's Top Party Schools List?

The mother of all recent CSU parties took place at the Ram's Pointe apartment complex in 2011. Thousands attended and arrestees included two CSU football players. Here's a video from that scene:

Cut to April 2013, when another house party resulted in police use of tear gas and flashbangs. Here's a clip from that get-together:

On Saturday night, the tradition continued near Blevins Court and South Whitcomb Street, not far from the CSU campus -- an area not exactly unknown for such sprees. According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, police responded in force to a smaller party on Blevins back in April that blossomed into a 200-person "mob."

The Coloradoan estimates that 300 to 400 people were on hand for Saturday's happening. As for the pre-police activites, the website Brobible shared two video, with the first showing a pro-CSU chant....

...and the second highlighting obligatory "Fuck CU" declarations:

A Fort Collins police spokesman tells the Coloradoan that revelers responded to the cops' arrival by hurling bottles at them -- a claim apparently corroborated by a tweet included in Brobible coverage:

The FC police rep insists that no tear gas was deployed, but that's contradicted by a Snapchat sent to Brobible:

Unlike past parties, no one was arrested as a result of this one. However, charges could be pressed down the line if the police are able to determine who did the hurling.

Of bottles, that is. Below, see a 7News report about the party assembled the day after.

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