3 teens have been arrested with guns after scuffles ended a football game early in Columbus
Police in Columbus, Georgia, arrested three teens with firearms after a fight broke out at a high school football game Friday night.
The Heritage Bowl between Carver High School and Spencer High School at AJ McClung Memorial Stadium ended early due to fights.
Police say the initial fight started between two girls inside the stadium and then spread to the car park.
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Once the fight reached the parking lot, police say two teenage boys were pulling up their shirts and displaying weapons that were attached to their waistbands.
A third boy was also found carrying a gun but did not display it as the other two did.
The three boys were arrested and taken to youth detention centres.
A 16-year-old boy was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location, brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and underage possession of a firearm.
A 15-year-old boy was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location, brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, underage firearm possession, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Another 15-year-old boy was charged with carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location, carrying a concealed firearm, and underage possession of a firearm.
Police said more people are likely to be arrested in connection with the incident.
The Muskogee County School System released a statement about the incident, saying:
The Columbus Police Department made three arrests following last night’s incident at AJ McClung Memorial Stadium in connection with juveniles in possession of weapons discovered outside the event and stadium.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be filed once all parties have been identified.
We are reviewing all procedures and changes will be made to ensure the safety of visitors, students and staff at all sporting events.
Such behavior is unacceptable and does not reflect the region’s mission, vision and values. We are committed to taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety and enjoyment of future events.
Police say the school district will increase security at future soccer games.
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