Multiple students and adults were arrested by police after a fight broke out during a football game at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, school officials said.
The incident happened during Warren’s home football game against Maine South High School on Thursday evening.
School officials said the fight broke out near the end of the game and involved students and adults.
Police and school representatives immediately got involved and multiple students and adults were detained.
“We are grateful to the school officials and local law enforcement who worked immediately to contain the situation as much as possible,” the school said in a message to parents.
Seven police officers, five security guards, 12 employees working crowd control, 10 administrators and seven ticket takers were working at the stadium at the time.
Law enforcement told the school that all of those arrested were not Warren Township High School students.
The Gurnee Police Department has not said how many people were arrested or if any charges were filed.
School officials said new procedures will be put into place for athletic events due to the incident.
Visitors ages 18 and over will be required to show their driver’s license to prove their age.
High school students will be required to show a school identification card upon entry, school officials said.
High school students who do not attend Warren Township High School or the visiting team’s school will be denied entry.
Backpacks will also not be allowed into the event and no entry will be granted after the third quarter. Concessions will also close early.