FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A fight on the court at the Northrop High School basketball game against North Side High School caused the game to be canceled Tuesday night.
What started the fight or who was involved isn’t clear. A Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman told WANE 15 that school officials are investigating.
The fight began in the third quarter of the game after a Northrop player was fouled.
In social media video, police could be seen on the floor trying to break up the fight and the PA announcer could be heard telling everyone to stay in their seats.
Everyone in the gym was told to go home and the game was canceled.
Fort Wayne Community Schools provided WANE 15 with this statement:
“We are obviously disappointed in the behavior of several student-athletes at the North Side-Northrop basketball game on Tuesday evening. We appreciate staff members and police officers bringing it to an end quickly and without serious injury. As both schools are in Fort Wayne Community Schools, we were able to quickly discuss consistent consequences for those involved on each team. The consequences include suspension from games or removal from the team, based on the level of involvement, and requirement to complete a sportsmanship program. The teams will also meet together in the near future to share dinner and conversation and restore relationships.”FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
IHSAA Sports Information Director Jason Wille told WANE 15 Tuesday afternoon that it was aware of the fight and has reviewed the video of the game. Wille said the IHSAA asked the administrators at both schools to investigate and “report back to us their findings and disciplinary actions taken.”