Press Release: October 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 18, 2019

Albert Gallatin Area School District officials have been receiving inquires form various media outlets regarding an unfortunate incident that occurred at a varsity football game on Friday, October 11, 2019.

During a home football game with the Hampshire High School of Romney, WV a physical altercation arose on the field at the conclusion of a play. The incident occurred during the fourth period with approximately four minutes of play remaining. A Hampshire player suffered physical injury that was apparently caused by an Albert Gallatin player after the refereeā€™s whistle had blown.

Obviously, the School District does not condone poor sportsmanship or intentional acts that cause physical harm to a student. Because of student confidentiality laws, any student disciplinary action that may have been taken or may be taken will not be publicly disclosed. Any physical altercation that may occur on school property, even if during an athletic event, is fully investigated and appropriate action is taken. This incident is no different. 

The matter is being fully investigated by the Albert Gallatin Area School District and police authorities. An investigation was commenced immediately following the incident.

As the Albert Gallatin student is a minor and because the Hampshire student was physically injured, the Fayette County Juvenile Probation office has been contacted and will also be involved.

The Albert Gallatin School District has no further comments at this time. Any future inquiries should be directed to School Superintendent, Christopher Pegg.

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