Nine floors flooded when water cascaded below the break, Atlanta fire spokesman Anare Holmes told the AJC. It was not immediately known how many units were damaged, or if any residents in the off-campus complex would be displaced.
Firefighters told WSB-TV that the fight that led to the pipe bursting involved two women. Investigator James White, a police spokesman, told the AJC another student confronted Robinson in the lobby, sparking a second fight. She was detained at that time.
"Both parties were charged accordingly,” he said.
Robinson was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. The other woman, 18-year-old Tashiane Richardson, is facing a charge of disorderly conduct.
"All I know is what the girls over there told me, which was basically that this all happened over a fight over a boy," student Angel Onyori told WSB-TV. "This just goes to show, boys are not worth it. You're not here for that."
Students were forced outside for hours. Temperatures overnight dropped into the mid-30s.
The building has since been deemed safe for reentry, according to fire officials.
The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.