Football game security changes at Ben Davis High School

Football game security changes at Ben Davis High School


RICHARD ESSEX WISH TV NEWS 8 *PHI*) NEW TONIGHT… THERE ARE NEW SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE FOR FOOTBALL GAMES AT BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL THE SCHOOL HAS A HOME GAME TOMORROW… WISH TV’S ALEAH HORDGES JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCHOOL NOW WITH THE REASON BEHIND THE CHANGES. *ALEA*) WELL THE SUPERINTENDENT TELLS ME THAT THERE WAS A FIGT AT THEIR HOME GAME LAST FRIDAY BETWEEN BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND VISITING STUDENTS HE SAYS IT’S STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION… BUT THESE NEW SAFETY RULES WILL HELP AVOID THOSE PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE. *ALEAH HORDGES REPORTIN*) IF YOU’RE A BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FAN..LISTEN UP! COMING TO THE HOME GAMES WILL BE A LOT DIFFERENT NOW. THE STADIUM IS NOW SPLIT AMONGST VISITORS AND THOSE ROOTING FOR BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL. ONLY VISITORS WILL ENTER THROUGH GATE 3. ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAYNE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL ENTER THROUGH DIFFERENT GATES.. STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 THROUGH 12 MUST ENTER THROUGH GATE 1 AND HAVE THEIR STUDENT I.D PRESENT NO BOOKBAGS ALLOWED! ((/: 6;59;50;14 WHEN WE HAVE INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS WHO ARE COMING INTO OUR STADIUM TO GO TO OUR FOOTBAL GAME IT’S TYPICALLY NOT TO ROOT ON THE GIANTS AND TO CREATE A FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT SO THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE’RE REALLY TRYING TO KEEP VISITORS ON THEIR SIDE.)) ALL OTHER ADULTS AND ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN WAYNE TOWNSHIP WILL ENTER THROUGH GATE 2. VISITORS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN RESTROOMS AND CONCESSION STAND ON THE NORTHSIDE OF THE STADIUM. THOSE ROOTING FOR BEN DAVIS… WILL STAY ON THE SOUTHSIDE. ALSO, SMALLER GATES IN BETWEEN THE STADIUM WILL BE CLOSED. SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL HAVE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WITH OFFICERS DURING THE GAME. ((/:7;05;01;17 WE EMPLOY A LOT OF OFF DUTY IMPD AND SPEEDWAY OFFICERS WHO MAY NOT KNOW WHO ALL THE STUDENTS ARE WHEREAS THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS DO SO THEY’LL WORK TOGETHER. WE’LL HAVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AMONGST THE TWO WE’RE HOPING TO ALLEVIATE A LOT OF PROBLEMS DOING THAT.)) METAL DETECTORS WILL ALSO BE IN PLACE AT EVERY GATE. OFFICERS WILL BE IN THE BLEACHERS ON BOTH SIDES MONITORING FOR SUSPICOUS BEHAVIOR AND IN THE PARKING LOTS. ((/: 7;07;32;02 I’M SURE WE’RE GONNA HAVE A FEW INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE GONNA BE UPSET BUT HOW CAN YOU ARGUE THE FACT THAT WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE INCLUDING THE VISITORS INTO OUR STADIUM?)) *ALEA*) SUPERINDENTENT ENCOURGAGES FOLKS TO COME EARLY TO THE GAME TOMORROW. IT STARTS AT 6. IF YOU ARE NOT AFFLIATED AT ALL WITH WAYNE TOWNSHIP OR HAVE ANY STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT. I’VE BEEN TOLD IF YOU ARE ROOTING FOR THE EAGLES TO ENTER THROUGH GATE 3 TO SIT ON THE VISITORS SIDE.. IF YOU’RE NOT….YOU ENTER THROUGH GATE 2 TO SIT ON THE HOME SIDE. LIVE ON THE EASTSIDE, I’M ALEAH HORDGES,

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