UPDATE 2/4/2020 2:20 p.m.
The Wyoming County School Board release a statement about the rivarly between Wyoming East and Westside High Schools.
“This long-standing and intense rivalry between our two high schools must remain healthy for children we serve and for the communities, at large. Everyone who attends these games must work, solidly, together, in this commitment to behave in a way that is best for children, no matter what, now and in the future.”
The statement also wants to remind people that there will be a zero tolerance in behavior that incites violence, language, and gestures.
Security is increasing at rivalry games between Wyoming East and Westside High Schools.
The Wyoming County Board of education decided to let these games continue after several incidents happened at the last rivalry games. Chief Deputy Brad Ellison told 59News deputies will be keeping an eye on the crowd, making sure people stay in the stands. He also said they may try to stream the game in the hallway if the crowd is too large in the stands.
“I think the crowds understand that they’re going to have to behave. Cheer, scream, and holler for your team, but keep it in the stands. Let the ball players and the refs and the coaches handle everything on the court.” Ellison explained.
There will be eight deputies at the game on Friday, February 7, 2020.