Safety precautions in place for Waterloo football games
Written by Michael Crowe, Multimedia Journalist - email
WATERLOO (KWWL) -
Last week, a gun was reportedly discovered in the bag of Dunkerton football player Maryo Lindsey after a game at home. Now, as the Waterloo West High crowds gathered for Friday’s match-up against Iowa City High, Waterloo Schools said they are not worried.
Officials said that they already have security precautions in place to protect students at the game. These measures include a security checklist, police stationed at the stadium, and regular school security guards in the stands with the fans.
Waterloo West High Director of Athletics Dr. Anthony Pappas said a lot of preparation goes into safe, secure games.
“Oh yes – preparation, organization, education,” he said. “You know, I feel really good about where we're at with Waterloo Schools. As I said, we have security checklists and safety checklists in place … we're really well staffed and really more proactive than most districts in Iowa."
Pappas also said that they increase security measures for higher profile games that draw bigger crowds.
Because of a previous conviction, Lindsey is being charged with Possession of Weapons as a Felon, Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds, Carrying Weapons, and Possession of Marijuana.
He still currently at-large. Police welcome any information on his whereabouts.
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