The University of Oregon mascot is a duck.
But retired professor Sherwin Williams was the one forced to duck for cover over the weekend when a gaggle of students pelted both him and his car with snowballs.
Williams was on his way to the campus museum to donate several paintings to the venue when he was forced to exit his vehicle to an onslaught of frozen water.
The incident was caught on camera and you can see here just how intense the attack became:
Said Dean of Students Paul Shang in a statement:
“The University of Oregon takes the conduct of its students seriously. Consequences are clear for those whose actions reflect poorly upon the university or violate its standards for student behavior.
"However, until the facts of the snowball-throwing incident are sorted out, it would be premature to speculate about any potential outcomes in this case.”
University police are investigating and the actual police may soon be brought in.
It's conceivable charges will be brought against the culprits, a possibility that has left the campus divided, though Williams says he won't personally press charges against any of the students involved.
Do you think they should be arrested for assault?