VIDEO: Witness describes chaos at LeFlore-Williamson High School football game

VIDEO: Witness describes chaos at LeFlore-Williamson High School football game


they can’t release it. NEWS 5’S NICOLETTE SCHLEISMAN IS NEWS 5’S NICOLETTE SCHLEISMAN IS LIVE AT LADD PEEBLES STADIUM WITH MORE. DOZENS OF PARENTS.. CHILDREN.. AND FRIENDS GATHERED HERE AT LADD.. FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY RIVALRY FOOTBALL GAME. THAT FRIENDLY GAME.. TURNED VIOLENT. MARCUS POWE/WITNESS: “It was supposed to be a family fun event, it just turned tragic.” MARCUS POWE WAS SITTING IN THE STANDS AT THE LEFLORE WILLIAMSON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME.. WHEN HE NOTICED MAYHEM ACROSS THE FIELD IN THE THIRD QUARTER. POWE: “you just hear this rumbling, and people kind of screaming. We look straight across and there’s hundreds of people running. They’re running for their lives.” POWE SAYS SOMEONE PULLED OUT A GUN.. WHICH CAUSED PEOPLE TO RUN FOR COVER. LATER ON.. AS THE GAME WAS ENDING.. HE SAYS HE NOTICED SOMETHING WASN’T RIGHT. POWE: “Halfway down the ramp, I hear 9 gunshots go off “pow pow pow pow” Take off running, get to the bottom and I hear a pow, another one. I look back up and I see there’s someone laying down.” 9 PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE SHOOTING. MOBILE POLICE.. CITY OFFICIALS.. AND MOBILE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW SHOWING A MORE UNITED FRONT… STIMPSON: “Make sure this never ever happens again in the City of Mobile at any football game, or any public event where people are gathered to enjoy themselves.” PROMISING MORE SECURITY AT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES. POWE: it will surely deter someone from bringing a weapon in. And sure it will help, but what are you going to do once you get outside the stadium?” THERE WILL BE MORE PROTOCOLS FOR GOING TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES ACROSS THE COUNTY STARTING FRIDAY. OFFICIALS ARE STILL WORKING OUT WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED.. BUT WILL BE SENDING OUT DETAILS BEFORE FRIDAY. LIVE AT LADD NS WKRG NEWS 5. SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED: “WHY WAS THE GAME ALLOWED TO CONTINUE AFTER THAT INCIDENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER??? SO NEWS 5 IS TRYING TO ANSWER THAT

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