Cheltenham High School increasing safety precautions for home football games

The Courier Times reported that Cheltenham School District leaders have implemented additional security measures at home football games to make “all students and attendees at events feel safe,” according to the principal’s message.

Late in Abington’s 26-8 Suburban One League non-conference loss at Cheltenham, “physical altercations broke out among a small group of spectators and many other spectators began to run — some in one direction and some in another direction,” according to a message sent by Cheltenham High principal Jimmy D’Andrea.

Members of the Cheltenham Township Police Department and Cheltenham School District security personnel “immediately responded.” The game was halted with a little over one minute remaining and all fans exited the premises.

While rumors indicated a weapon might have been involved, police determined that wasn’t the case and that nobody had been injured, according to the principal.

For more coverage of local school districts’ responses to similar incidents, visit the Courier Times’ article.