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Parents have mixed feelings after gunshots erupt at basketball game

Parents reacting just one night after a high school basketball game takes a shocking turn. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Parents reacting just one night after a high school basketball game takes a shocking turn.

Flint Beecher faced off against Flint Hamady Tuesday night on the basketball court.

Just as the game was ending, a fight broke out in the parking lot and shots were fired.

A young man who was not involved in the fight was struck by a straw bullet. He is expected to make a full recovery.

There is mixed emotions from parents.

"I wouldn’t be afraid to send my child to a game like that but the thing is young people have nothing to do," says Cassandra Pope who has a teen at Beecher. " All they want to do is fight amongst each other."

Beecher’s superintendent Doctor Marcus Davenport started at the district just over 2 weeks ago. He was at the basketball game and stood outside the high school Wednesday as students were dismissed for their Christmas break.

In a letter sent out to parents, Dr. Davenport says “Actions such as this will not be tolerated at Beecher Community Schools. Providing a safe and productive learning environment for all of our students, staff, parents, and guests is our top priority.”

Mount Morris Township Police continue to investigate the shooting. Both Beecher and Hamady’s superintendents say they are committed to determining everyone involved in the incident and urge anyone with information on those involved in the fight and resulting shooting to call the Mt. Morris Township Police Department.

You can read the entire letter to parents below and as well as the latest update from Mt. Morris Township police.


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