Several teens charged in Lee Co. football game altercations

Several people are facing charges following altercations that happened at a Friday football...
Several people are facing charges following altercations that happened at a Friday football event at Lee County High School.(WALB)
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 3:18 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 7:25 PM EDT
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LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Several teens are facing charges following altercations that happened at a Friday football event at Lee County High School, according to officials.

Six teens are facing charges. Officials said those charged are Lee County Schools students.

Three altercations happened at the football game.

Officials said there were no weapons or serious injuries involved in the fights.

There are reports of videos of the altercations circulating on social media.

”I don’t have Facebook, but I’ve been told this has just like exploded. That it’s like gangs and guns and from what I’m hearing from the (school resource officer) is that wasn’t the case,” said Chris Prokesh, Leesburg police chief.

Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller gave WALB News 10 the following statement:

“There were three minor altercations involving middle school students at the Lee County football game last Friday. There was another altercation involving two individuals not connected with Lee County Schools. The safety of students and patrons is our top priority. The community can be assured of a strong law enforcement presence and enhanced security protocols at future games.”

The school system is putting new safety protocols in place at games to prevent future fights. WALB News 10 asked for specifics on those protocols but did not get an answer.

correction: WALB News 10 previously reported incorrectly that the teens charged were not Lee County Schools students. This story has been corrected.

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