Parents worry as brawls break out at high school football game

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – Some parents are concerned for the safety of their children after police became involved in a football game at Topeka West High School.

A parent in Topeka West claims a group of gunmen threatened and attempted to jump one of his children while attending a game against Hayden High School on Friday night.

“This is the first year 501 has let me down,” said a parent, whose children were in the game. “And I will be removing my children in the next semester from the 501 districts.”

Topeka Public Schools issued the following statement after the incident:

“Whenever an incident occurs at an extracurricular event, the appropriate school and safety officials deal with these issues. We appreciate the Topeka Public Schools Police Department attending Hummer events to ensure an immediate response should an incident occur.

Spokesperson for Topeka Public Schools

“I know our communications department has stated that whenever an incident occurs at an after-school event, the appropriate school and security officials will take care of those matters,” said Dr Ardy Dehdasht. , director of Topeka West. “And we appreciate the Topeka Public Schools Police Department attending Hummer events to ensure an immediate response should an incident occur. Providing a fun and family atmosphere to spectators is a priority. We look forward to all of our future home games at the Hummer Sports Complex. As the principal of Topeka West High School, I am ready to address any concerns. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our communication department.


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