Norfolk schools reschedule football games

Norfolk schools reschedule football games


THE BIG STORY TONIGHT – THE NORFOLK SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IS MOVING FOOTBALL GAMES TO SATURDAY – AFTER SOMEONE SHOT A TEEN NEAR A GAME FRIDAY. THE MOVE IS DESIGNED TO KEEP PARENTS AND STUDENTS SAFE. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED FRIDAY ON GOFF STREET. LESS THAN TWO BLOCKS FROM WHERE BOOKER T WASHINGTON HAD JUST FINISHED PLAYING LAKE TAYLOR. THE VICTIM WAS 19-YEAR-OLD DAVID WHITE, WHO WAS WALKING HOME FROM THE GAME. POLICE ARRESTED A 15-YEAR-OLD FOR HIS DEATH. THE SHOOTING DIDN’T HAPPEN AT THE GAME, BUT ADMINISTRATORS ARE CHANGING THE REST OF THE SEASON’S SCHEDULE, AS A PRECAUTION. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S JASON MARKS TALKED TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS ABOUT THE DECISION. HE JOINS US AT BOOKER T. TONIGHT. JASON? MIXED FEELINGS HERE– ABOUT THE SCHEDULE CHANGE– BUT SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY IT’S ALL ABOUT SAFETY. SO NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL WHEN LOOK AT THE MARQUEE IT’S GOING TO SAY– GAME ON SATURDAY. 46=15:40 “I FEEL LIKE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO WASHINGTON BAND AND TEAM EVERYONE SAFER. THEY DECIDED TO MOVE ALL OF NORFOLK’S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON TO SATURDAY AFTERNOONS.. 52=:24:15 “HOPEFULLY THIS WILL DETER SOMETHING LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE I THINK IT WILL BE A GOOD THING.” SCHOOL OFFICIALS DECIDED TO MAKE SCHEDULE CHANGES AFTER LAKE TAYLOR WILD THAT NIGHT TO ME IT POLICE CARS AND I WAS LIKE WOW I HOPE SOMETHING DIDN’T HAPPEN AND ONCE WE GOT HOME WE FOUND OUT NOT ANOTHER STATISTIC” BOOKER T. PARENTS ALL SAY THEY KNOW SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT EVERYDAY VIOLENCE 50=:19:17 “KIDS TODAY IS NOT WHAT THEY USE TO BE NOT SURE A CHANGE TO AT NIGHT IT WAS IT WAS. BUT TO ME I DON’T THINK IT WILL MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE” 53=:25:36 “I THINK THINGS HAPPEN AND IT’S POSSIBLE IT WILL HAPPEN ON ANY DAY AT ANY DAY AT ANY TIME” ROBERT TERRELL IS PLAYS THE TROMBONE FOR THE COMPETITIONS ON AND STUFF ON LIKE SATURDAYS AND WE’RE GOING TO MISS OUT ON MOST OF THE GAMES SO IT’S KIND OF A BAD THING” YET HIS DAD– SAYS SAFETY HAD GOT TO MOST IMPORTANT. 52=:24:03 “IT’S BEEN A TRADITION TO PLAY ON FRIDAY NIGHTS I GUESS THE KIDS WERE USE TO IT BUT I THINK IT’S A GOOD THING” SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE STILL WORKING OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, BUT ALL GAMES WILL BE ON SATURDAY. THEY ARE ALSO DECIDING WHAT TO DO WITH JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMES. LIVE IN NORFOLK JASON MARKS 10 ON YOUR SIDE. THIS WEEKEND’S FOOTBALL SCHEDULE HAS ALREADY BEEN DETERMINED. HERE’S A LOOK AT IT. YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE GAMES BEGIN AT 3:30 ON SATURDAY. WE’VE POSTED THIS ENTIRE SCHEDULE ON WAVY DOT COM. THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME NORFOLK ADMINISTRATORS HAVE RESCHEDULED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES IN THE WAKE OF VIOLENCE. FOUR YEARS AGO – THE GAMES WERE ALSO MOVED TO SATURDAYS. BECAUSE OF A RASH OF VIOLENCE – THE ACTING SUPERINTENDENT AT THE TIME THOUGHT MOVING THE GAMES TO SATURDAYS DURING THE DAY WOULD BE SAFER FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS. THE GAMES WENT BACK TO FRIDAYS IN 2009.

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