KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Park Hill elementary and middle school students who want to attend a high school football game must now be accompanied by an adult throughout the game, according to the Park Hill School District.
In a letter sent to parents on Tuesday explaining the incident further, the district’s superintendent asked anyone who might have recorded the fight to send the videos to the district in order to help identify those involved.
It is unknown if the district received any videos.
Two days later, on Thursday, the district sent an additional letter to parents of elementary and middle school students, requiring adult supervision throughout the entire game. According to the letter, parents will no longer be able to drop their kids off at a football game unless those students are in high school.
“It’s not the school district’s responsibility to manage all activities of children at school events. They do their best to make sure events are safe, but I do think parents have a responsibility to parent their children,” said Marji Gehr, whose two sons are in middle school.
Although the district called last week’s incident “unusual,” they said the additional requirement is meant to keep athletic events “safe and enjoyable for everyone.”
At Friday’s Blue Springs versus Park Hill football game, the district increased police presence. Instead of four Platte County Sheriff deputies, there were ten.