Wayne County Schools Increase Security For Sporting Events
Posted October 29, 2002 10:42 a.m. EST
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — After a meeting with the Superintendent and all of the Wayne County high-school principals on Monday afternoon, Wayne County's six public high schools have decided to heighten security measures at sporting events.
Dr. Steven Taylor, Superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools, called the meeting to look at ways to enhance security measures at home games.
Taylor convened the meeting in the wake of a shooting in the stands at Friday's football game in Goldsboro between Goldsboro and Kinston. Two men, who were not students at either school, got into an altercation that left one with a bullet wound in the knee. The alleged shooter has been arrested, and the victim has been released from the hospital.
The following procedures will now be enforced at all Wayne County school sporting events:
These measures go into effect immediately at Goldsboro High, Charles B. Aycock High, Spring Creek High, Southern Wayne High, Eastern Wayne High and Rosewood High.
"While we feel this was an isolated incident, we needed to respond in such a way that the public will feel secure at all extracurricular activities and events held at our schools," Dr. Taylor said. "The increased security measures decided upon will be effective immediately and will serve to increase security and safety at our future school events."