A teenager is currently recovering in the hospital after a robbery took a violent turn during a high school football game in Clayton County. The incident occurred on August 18 at the Hines Ward Field at Tara Stadium, where a football game was being played between Jonesboro and Mt. Zion High School. The school district has confirmed that an 18-year-old was shot in the parking lot after an attempted robbery. No information has been provided regarding any arrests.
According to Clayton County Public Schools, the shooting occurred around 10:26 p.m. during the football game. The 18-year-old victim, a senior at Dutchtown High School in Henry County, was shot in the parking lot after someone tried to rob him. The injured teen was immediately transported to the hospital, where officials anticipate a full recovery. The school district has not disclosed any information regarding potential arrests, but they have confirmed the identification of a witness who was present at the scene.
In response to the incident, the school district has announced that games with large crowds will now have adjusted start times. Initially, this change was set to begin with the North Clayton High School versus Riverdale High School game scheduled for Saturday. However, the decision has since been revised, and the game will still commence at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Crescent Stadium. The school district aims to ensure the safety of students and attendees during future events.
As of now, no official police report has been released regarding the incident. It is unclear whether the authorities have made any arrests in connection with the shooting. The school district has not provided any additional details regarding the ongoing investigation. However, they have emphasized that no Clayton County students were reportedly involved in the incident.