At a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Steve Glenn made an announcement that Greenwood School District 50 is establishing new safety procedures and protocols for significant events that will take place in district schools.
These new procedures were instituted in response to a fight that broke out at the Greenwood High School Football Jamboree on Friday night, which resulted in multiple injuries.
“First off, I would like to thank our local law enforcement and school administrators for swiftly responding to the incident that happened at Greenwood High School on Friday night,” Dr. Glenn said. “Law enforcement and school administration will continue to work together to question and identify individuals who were involved in the incident. Please note that any students identified as instigators or tauntors during this incident will be disciplined.”
The following new procedures will be applied immediately for all athletic events held within the district:
- No congregating outside or inside the stadium
- All spectators must find a seat in the stands
- Limited number of tickets sold at the gate
- Tickets can be purchased online or at specific locations in the community selling cash tickets
- Portable fencing near the concession stand area
- Only students with a high school ID will be allowed to attend games
- Students without a high school ID must be accompanied by an adult
According to the district, the students involved have been suspended awaiting the outcome of the investigation.