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Wesleyan students booted from Conn. Science Center

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Connecticut Science Center officials said Wesleyan University students that rented a space inside the facility were kicked out of the museum for "unruly behavior."

The center hosted a reception for the Wesleyan Class of 2013, which was attended by 500 people on Friday night. The event was funded by members of the senior class, who also helped plan the reception with assistance from Student Activities Office.

The guests arrived at the science center by bus around 7:30 p.m., but they did not stay long.

"After some incidents of unruly behavior, it was mutually agreed upon by Wesleyan and the Science Center to end the event early," said Connecticut Science Center Director of Marketing and Public Relations Tracy Shirer in a statement to Eyewitness News. "The guests cooperated and left."

Wesleyan University also released a statement and said the ceremony was stopped at 9 p.m. because of "unacceptable behavior by some of the students" at the event.

"We are deeply disappointed by the problematic behavior and apologize to the staff at the Connecticut Science Center," the university said in a statement.

No arrests were made during the incident and no injuries were reported.

The university is expected to discipline the students involved in the incident.

"The administration is working with senior class officers to reevaluate plans for future events in light of this incident," Wesleyan said in its statement.

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