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Here's the new policy at Richland 2 sporting events following fight at football game

Richland School District Two said there will now be changes that include stopping people from hanging out near the concession stand.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland School District Two is changing some of their policy at athletic events just days after a fight at a high school football game.

The district sent a note to parents Wednesday explaining the new policy. 

On Friday, September 9, Richland County deputies say a fight broke out during the third quarter of Spring Valley High's game against Ridge View High. Officers say it began in the concessions area where a large group of people formed. 

The game had to be stopped while law enforcement got the situation under control. 

A total of five teens were charged in connection with the incident: three of them were 17-year-olds, while two were 14-year-olds. The 17-year-olds were not students at any Richland Two school, while the 14-year-olds did go to Spring Valley, according to deputies. 

Richland School District Two said there will now be changes including stopping people from hanging out near the concession stand. This is a list, created by Richland Two, of their policy going forward:

Entry – Student IDs Required

  • All Richland Two high school students must have a ticket and show their school student ID to attend a high school athletic competition at Richland Two without a parent/guardian. All students must enter through an identified student gate.
  • If the visiting team is not a Richland Two school, students from that school must show their school ID and have a ticket in order to be able to attend the event without a parent/guardian.
  • Anyone else under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult.
  • Face coverings that completely cover a person’s face are not allowed

During Games

  • No one will be allowed to stand, congregate, or “hang out” on the concourse or around the concession stand areas during the game.
  • No one will be admitted to the game after halftime. Entry gates will close at the end of halftime.
  • Concession stands will close at the end of the third quarter.
  • Spectators must stay at their seats except when they are going to the restrooms or to concession stands.


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