High Point Central, Andrews basketball games postponed over ‘serious incident’

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- All basketball games between High Point Central and T. Wingate Andrews High School have been canceled this evening because of violence among students at High Point Central.

Andrews High School’s junior varsity boys were scheduled to play at High Point Central tonight at 6 p.m. High Point Central’s varsity girls were scheduled to play at Andrews High at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ varsity game.

The school system released the following information:

Guilford County Schools staff, in partnership with the High Point Police Department, decided to postpone tonight’s High Point Central-Andrews basketball games. The police department is investigating a serious incident that occurred in the community, and asked GCS to consider postponing the game out of concern over additional issues.

Safety of students, staff and families is a top priority for GCS, and the district works closely with law enforcement and community leaders to stay on top of issues in neighborhoods that could impact schools.

The cancellations stem from a fight between two students at High Point Central and more violence among students outside of school in the 1000 block of Wilson Place on Thursday. Multiple injuries were reported in the incident.

“We appreciate the partnership we have with the High Point Police Department,” said Western Region Superintendent Angelo Kidd. “We have officers in our schools and in our community, and when there are issues of concern to police, we take them seriously.”

The school will release new dates and times for the games once they are rescheduled.

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