Calculation error? Math majors send massive snowball rolling into dorm

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall.

No one was injured.

The students began making the snowball last week during a rare snowstorm in Portland, Ore.

Nobody weighed it, but college spokesman Kevin Myers says it was estimated to weigh 800 pounds or more.

The students responsible for the runaway snowball reported the incident and have not been disciplined. Myers says they didn't intend to cause damage and feel awful about what happened.

A maintenance manager  told Reed Magazine it will cost several thousand dollars to repair the building.

Damage caused by a large snowball that crashed into a Grove Quad dormitory at Reed College in Portland, Ore., is seen Feb. 8, 2014, in this image provided by Reed College.
Damage caused by a large snowball that crashed into a Grove Quad dormitory at Reed College in Portland, Ore., is seen Feb. 8, 2014, in this image provided by Reed College.
AP Photo/Reed College
 

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.