Seven students disciplined in City College basketball brawl

Game between City and Edmondson rescheduled for next week

no spectators allowed

February 09, 2011|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

Seven Baltimore students have been disciplined in connection with a fight that broke out in the stands of a City College basketball game last week as the team played crosstown rivals Edmondson High, according to school officials.

The game, which was suspended as City led Edmondson 48-34 with less than six minutes left to play, will be completed next week at an undisclosed location, said Jonathan Brice, executive director of the school system's office of student support and safety.

At the game next week, which Brice only said would take place "at a school in Baltimore," no spectators will be allowed to attend, only student athletes, coaches and officials.

Citing city school policy, Brice declined to say what disciplinary actions were taken against the students. He said, however, that "a range of consequences outlined in the code of conduct — including suspensions — were implemented."

Brice said that city schools officials are continuing to investigate Friday night's brawl, in which spectators began fighting in one section of the bleachers, prompting police to charge across the court and use pepper spray to control the crowd.

"It is unfortunate that a few people chose to conduct themselves in an unsportsmanlike manner and disrupt this student event," Brice said.

He also said that any adults who took part in the fight and can be identified will be prohibited from attending future interscholastic sports events.

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