High school basketball game violence prompts security measures

Here's a recent post from PrivateOfficerBreakingNews:

Mobile AL Jan 28 2019
The shooting suspect in Friday night’s altercation at Davidson High School remains at-large and unknown to Mobile police.

A new release issued by Mobile police Saturday indicates that the suspect or suspects “fled the scene” following a shooting that occurred around 9 p.m. outside William A. Ryan Gymnasium on Davidson’s campus at 3900 Pleasant Valley Road.

Two men, ages 17 and 20, were shot during the incident. The 17-year-old was shot in the upper right leg. They were both transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing with the investigation.

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The shooting occurred after Murphy and Blount high schools played a basketball game at Davidson. The game was moved to Davidson because of ongoing renovations to Murphy’s gym floor.

Murphy High School principal Joe Toomey told AL.com Friday that at least one of the people shot was not a student, but no other details have been provided.

The shooting prompted one member of the Mobile County Public School System to suggest that metal detectors are needed at school athletic events.

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And here's a recent story from the York Daily Record in York, Pa.:

Safety concerns prompted the York City School District to restrict access to Saturday's girls' basketball games, according to the district.

In addition, the boys' JV and varsity games against Chester Upland were canceled with the hope of rescheduling them sometime this season.

In a Facebook post, the district stated that only parents and guardians would be allowed in to the games to be played at William Penn Senior High School. Identification was required.

The news came on the heels of two disturbances outside Harrisburg High School following a varsity boys' basketball game between York High and Harrisburg Wednesday night.

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