Starting Friday, Richland One will implement additional safety and security protocols at the district’s varsity football games.
“We want to be proactive when it comes to safety and security at our high school football games,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “These additional safety measures are a result of continuing discussions with our school-level administrators as well as district staff.”
The district has been using weapons detectors at stadium entrances for several years. Richland One also has a clear bag policy for spectators, and law enforcement officers and private security officers are on duty at all of the high school football games.
Additional safety and security measures that will go into effect September 23 include:
Dr. Witherspoon noted that district leaders will continue to monitor safety- and security-related matters, and other protocols may be implemented for high school football games, middle school football games and other extracurricular activities.