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Goats released on NC high school football field

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SHELBY, N.C. — A small herd of goats caused plenty of problems for a Cleveland County high school hoping to play a home football game on senior night.

The Shelby Star reports that nearly a dozen goats were released in the Burns High School stadium sometime Thursday night or Friday morning.

School officials say the goats caused enough of a mess to force the game against Rutherfordton-Spindale Central to be moved to Crest High School.

The prank raised concern because of a recent outbreak of E. coli cases associated with the Cleveland County Fair earlier this month.

Burns Athletic Director Eddy Taylor said health department officials came to the school and told them the game would have to be moved.

Other activities scheduled at Burns Friday also had to be moved.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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