Brawl breaks out at Whitney High School football game
What was an ordinary Friday night at Whitney High School in the peak of football season turned ugly for the Rocklin school.
A large fight broke out during the third quarter of the Whitney High School versus Grant Union High School football game, according to a Rocklin Police Department press release.
“Out of concern for crowd and player safety, the remainder of the game was cancelled and not played,” said the department via the press release.
According to law enforcement officials on scene, there were concerns over the large numbers of individuals fighting.
The brawl was so huge that Rocklin Police, along with Placer County Sheriff's Office deputies and Lincoln Police Department officials, responded. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made by Sunday, according to Rocklin Police Department officials.
Gold Country Media asked Whitney High School Principal Justin Cutts about the fight.
Cutts released the same statement to all parents at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Last night, a very serious situation occurred in the third quarter of the varsity football game,” Cutts said in the statement. “We have been reviewing video footage of the incident and that has been shared with the section office as well.”
Cutts stressed that safety is a top priority at Whitney High School.
“The safety of our students and athletes is very important to us and we are taking this matter seriously,” he said.
Whitney High School is in contact with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) CIF commissioner and the Rocklin Unified School District office, according to Cutts.
The incident is under investigation. The Rocklin Police Department told Gold Country Media that the Rocklin Police Youth Services Unit will review the game video to determine if any criminal charges will be filed.