Girls basketball game canceled after fight at Rocky River HS

By: Paige Hansen

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There was extra security at Rocky River High School Wednesday after two fights Tuesday during a basketball game at the school.
 
The fighting led school officials to cancel one of the games and reschedule it.
 
"I've seen multiple cops that aren't usually here that they have here today," a former student who only wanted to be identified as Christian said.
 
The former Rocky River student said he was at Tuesday's game between Rocky River and Independence high schools, but didn't actually see the fights. He was there for what followed the fighting.
 
"About 18 cops showed up, they brought K-9's and everything and they shut the game down before the boys even got to play the basketball game," Christian said.
 
Police described the incident as two fights between two different sets of girls, all Rocky River students.
 
The fight started during the girls' basketball game and school officials canceled the boys' game.
 
"The game was suspended as a result of that to restore order in the gym and allow a chance for things to get under control before we finish the game," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Ann Clark said.
 
A Connect-5 message went out to parents.
 
"Students and families should be advised that engaging in this behavior will warrant suspensions and police charges," a portion of the alert said.
 
No one was hurt and no charges have been filed, but CMS said the students involved will be disciplined according to its code of conduct.
 
All but one girl involved was under age 16.
 
The boys' game is rescheduled for Saturday and only parents of the players will be allowed to attend.
 
The investigation is ongoing and surveillance video is being reviewed, police said.



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