PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A high school football game in Palm Beach County between Glades Central and Miami Northwestern has been canceled.
Friday afternoon the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and School District Police said because of a shooting last night in Belle Glade that was gang-related, they determined it was best to cancel tonight's game due to safety concerns.
The shooting happened in the 200 block of South Main Street. One person was shot in the hip and three people were arrested. According to the sheriff's office, the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud among the parties. No students were involved according to the school district.
A tweet from the official Twitter account of the Miami Northwestern Bulls Football program was the first to report the cancellation and the reason for it.
Calls to Glades Central have not been returned.
However, Glades Central co-athletic director Dennis Knabb told the Palm Beach Post , “Due to unrest in the community, school police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the area’s superintendent have canceled tonight’s game against Northwestern.”
When WPTV called Northwestern Athletic Business Director Tiffany Wright she said the school received a call at 11 a.m. informing them of the cancellation.
A Palm Beach County School District official told espnwestpalm.com that the game will not be played on Saturday and that Monday is "unlikely".
According to CBS sports site maxpreps.com Northwestern will move to 4-4 if the game isn't rescheduled, while Glades Central will fall to 3-5.
Tonight's game vs Glades Central in Belle Glade has been cancelled. Glades Central will forfeit the game due to Gang Violence in the area.— MNWBullsFB (@MNWBullsFB) October 25, 2013
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