Fight at Football Game Forces Changes

Fight at Football Game Forces Changes


A FIGHT AT A FOOTBALL GAME IS FORCING CHANGES AT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IN PENSACOLA. THIS WAS THE SCENE AS PEOPLE LEFT THE SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE GAME WAS CALLED. SOME HEARD SHOOUTS OF “THERES A GUN…” NEWS FIVE’S BRYANT CLERKLEY TALKED WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS WHO WERE AT THE GAME… SOME OF THE PEOPLE AT THE GAME SAY THERE COULD BE MORE SECURITY…. SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL NOW SEPARATE THE VISITOR’S SIDE FROM THE HOME SIDE…. PKG: SOT1 SHANA ECKFORD/ PARENT WHO WAS AT THE GAME “THEN I SAW THE PEOPLE AT THE SOUTH END JUMPING GATES AND TAKING OFF RUNNING, I’M NOT GOING TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT, A FOOTBALL FIELD IS AN OPEN FIELD.” THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON AT BOOKER WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ENDED IN THE 3RD QUARTER… POLICE SAY THEY HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT A FIGHT BETWEEN TEENAGERS…. AND THEN ….YOU COULD HEAR KIDS SCREAMING FROM THE STANDS, “THERE’S A GUN, THERE’S A GUN.” SOT2 MARIAH/ JUNIOR “WHEN I SAW EVERYONE RUNNING, I RAN WITH THEM. I WAS MAINLY SCARED BECAUSE THEY TOLD US WE HAD TO STAY PUT AND NOT GO TO THE PARKING LOT SO IT WAS LIKE WE COULD NOT LEAVE.” A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE COULD BE SEEN FLEEING THE AREA. PENSACOLA POLICE AND ESCAMBIA COUNTY DEPUTIES WORKED TO GET EVERYONE OUT OF THE STADIUM AND SAID EVERYONE COOPERATED…. THERE WAS NO WEAPON FOUND…. SOME PARENTS STILL SAY THERE COULD BE A LITTLE MORE SECURITY… SOT3 SHANA ECKFORD/ PARENT “I BELIEVE AS FOR THE GAME.. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON WAS AWARDED A ONE TO NOTHING FORFEIT WIN FRIDAY NIGHT. THAT CALL HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED. THE GAME WILL OFFICIALLY BE LEFT WITH NO SCORE. IT WILL NOT COUNT FOR EITHER TEAM. ORLANDO POLICE SAY A UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FAN PUT THE UNIVERISTY OF FLORIDA’S BAND DIRECTOR IN A CHOKEHOLD. THIS HAPPENED AFTER THE GAME SATURDAY NIGHT..

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