The Alexandria Police Department confirmed that a firecracker, not gunshots, prematurely ended a football game Saturday between Herndon High School and Alexandria City High School (ACHS).
“The game was called with less than three minutes remaining,” said Claire Going, a spokesperson for Alexandria City Public Schools. “Fans began self-evacuation. Once the source of the noise was determined, an announcement was made to let people in the stadium know what had caused it.”
[1/2] Multiple sources have confirmed to The Stinger that the Herndon- Alexandria City High School football game tonight ended abruptly in the last 4 minutes of the game. a loud bang was heard from the ACHS bleachers side. pic.twitter.com/HI7ZX3Kzgn
— Herndon High Newspaper (@StingerHhs) September 26, 2021
The incident occurred less than a week after a shooting just a few blocks from the school. Police confirmed that the source of the sound was a firecracker, not gunshots.
“There was a loud bang which turned out to be a firecracker,” said Senior Public Information Officer Amanda Paga. “The game was stopped and the stadium was evacuated.”
The ACHS Titans won the game 41-7 over Herndon, according to the Alexandria City High School Football Boosters.
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