“Whitmer High School Implements Strict Security Measures for First Football Game since Shooting Incident”
– A football matchup between Whitmer High School and Central Catholic High School took place for the first time since a shooting outside the stadium wounded three people, including a student, last October.
– To ensure the safety of attendees, strict security measures were implemented, including 16 armed officers checking fans’ bags and requiring high school students to show ID upon entry. Children under high school age were only allowed to attend with a parent present.
Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio hosted its first football game at home since a shooting incident outside the stadium last October. The shooting resulted in three individuals, including a student, being wounded. In response to this incident, the school implemented strict security measures to ensure the safety of attendees.
To provide enhanced security, 16 armed officers were present at the game. They diligently checked fans’ bags before they entered the stadium, aiming to prevent any potential threats or dangerous items from being brought in. Additionally, specific attendance policies were enforced to maintain a secure environment. Children under high school age were only allowed to attend if accompanied by a parent, while high school students had to present their IDs for entry.
Washington Local Schools Superintendent Kadee Anstadt emphasized the importance of implementing effective security measures at every game. She expressed confidence in the preparedness of the security team for this particular event and reiterated their commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone present.
Three individuals currently face charges in relation to last year’s shooting incident at Whitmer High School. Their court appearance is scheduled for next month as legal proceedings continue.