Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce cleared following disturbance

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 00:18:10-04

The Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce was evacuated Friday evening due to a 'disturbance,' according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. 

The game between Fort Pierce Central and Westwood High School was canceled. 

According to our news partner at TC Palm, pepper spray ignited an incident during the third quarter.  

The public was asked to avoid Virginia Avenue between Sunrise Blvd and 25th Street. 

St Lucie County Sheriff's deputies said later that the stadium was completely cleared and the parking lot was being cleared out. 

The incident is being investigated.