A fight involving “numerous juveniles” during a football game Friday at Council Rock High School North required township police to call in assistance from neighboring police departments.
Newtown Township Police were dispatched to Wendy’s at about 8 p.m. Friday after a passing motorist called to report there were numerous juveniles fighting.
“Arriving officers observed crowds of juveniles who had been attending a football game at Council Rock High School North moving between the high school and the shopping center,” according to police.
According to the district's website, Council Rock South played Harry S. Truman High School on Friday night at Walt Snyder Stadium. Council Rock North and South share the stadium, which is in Newtown Township.
Police said they dispersed the crowds and requested assistance from neighboring police departments. Officers from Newtown Borough, Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield responded in order to monitor the crowds during and after the game, police said.
Newtown Township Police said they spoke with several of the school officials, including the principal, about the juveniles leaving the game at halftime and creating problems in the area of the shopping center.
The principal said that at future games, if people left during halftime, they would not be readmitted to the game. It was also suggested that the parents of the attendees pick up their kids from the school and not from the adjacent shopping center parking lots, police said.