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Crush Colonial Security Amped up for Game

The anual Crush Colonial Boot Game was held at Colonial this year and ended without any incidents.

Concerns about security, lingering from last year’s event, has resulted in more security being added to this year’s football game against Colonial.

      For this year’s rival game, which was hosted at Colonial, it was decided that attendees from each school would be required to stay in their own sections on separate bleachers across from each other.“There will be no mixing of crowds and students and we’ll have UHS leadership at the Colonial side and Colonial will have leadership on our side to ensure this occurs. We will have our own bathrooms and concession stand on our side of the stadium. Safety is our top priority for this event,” said Principal Thomas Ott in a phone call home to families..

    University will also have a  separate way of getting into and out of the game. “We will have our own parking lot near the CHS gym. The stadium will also be segmented and UHS students and guests will only be able to enter the stadium via our own UHS entrance and will stay on that side of the stadium,” said Ott.

    The events that occurred in last year’s game led to extreme caution for this rival game. “The reason why we took the security at the Colonial game seriously is because last year we did not have the parking lot separated so at the end of the game everybody went towards one area because they were parked there or they just decided to go there to cause problems and there was multiple fights, multiple injuries, people had to be hospitalized,  so therefore safety is number 1 anywhere so we needed to make sure that wasn’t going to happen again,” said Dean Kaylin Nieves.

   The increase in security was successful and the night ended with no conflicts.

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