With a major event happening last month at a high school football game, Fayette County Public Schools are making games safer for fans and family.

Fayette County: football players in orange uniforms on a fieldIn August, an unaccompanied minor student falsely shouted that someone had a gun during the fourth quarter of the Frederick Douglas and Bryan Station football game. The incident provided high school principals across the district the opportunity to come together and examine existing practices to enhance safety during athletic events.

All six high schools have agreed to consistently adhere to the following:

  • Beginning the first week of September, football games between two Fayette County Public School teams will kick off at 6:30 pm instead of 7:30 pm.
  • Students will not be allowed to bring backpacks and/or large bags into evening high school athletic events. School officials do have the right to search bags carried by adults.
  • Students younger than high school age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Outside food or drinks will not be allowed at games.

School officials hope these changes will make games safer for not only fans, but for the athletes.



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