HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WIAT) – A disturbance during Hueytown High School’s home football game Friday evening caused the event to be temporarily shut down.
At around 9:35 p.m., school resource officers observed a disturbance in the stands. A 16-year-old was armed with a gun and attempted to flee but was stopped by school staff and deputies. The weapon was recovered and the juvenile was transported to Juvenile Detention.
Hueytown Police Chief Mike Yarbrough says “no one was shot, no shots [were] fired” at the scene. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the scene.
“We are currently reviewing what happened at the Hueytown football game Friday night and expect to release more information on Monday,” Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin said in a statement. “However, for now, let me say this type of behavior is totally unacceptable. It has no place in Jefferson County Schools. I am very grateful that there were no injuries.”
Hueytown’s Golden Gophers were playing against Ramsay High School’s Rams. The teams were in the third quarter when the incident occurred. The game did resume.