NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Potential threats of violence related to a high school football game this weekend remained just that — potential.
The match-up between Lake Taylor High School and Booker T. Washington High School, which was scheduled for Friday, took place Saturday afternoon, instead.
Many students said there were threats on social media that there would be a shooting in connection to the game.
Lake Taylor vs. Booker T. Washington football game rescheduled
Norfolk Public Schools pushed the game back due to safety concerns. A spokeswoman for the school division told 13News Now those safety concerns included crowd control.
“I love Saturday football games. I think it’s really great,” said Melvin Cole, a Booker T. alumnus who believes a daytime game is safer.
“It feels good out here. It’s good energy, nothing negative. The guys out here to play, the girls out here to cheer,” said Kim Case, a Lake Taylor supporter.
Although Case prefers a Friday night football game, she appreciates the decision made by the school system.
“Children are gonna be children, so we just have to do what we have to do to make it safe for everyone,” she said.
Lake Taylor beat Booker T. Washington 25 to 3.