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School district responds to incident after girls’ basketball game (with video)

Ponca City Now - December 12, 2018 8:19 am

The Ponca City Public Schools issued a statement Tuesday night regarding a violent incident which occurred following the girls’ basketball game against Tulsa East Central in Robson Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

Athletic Director Jason Leavitt said, “We take pride in our students, staff, facilities and organization. The kind of behavior that took place at the game tonight will not be tolerated and will be addressed by both school districts through efforts with the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. We will work together to demonstrate respect to each other, our competitors and fans. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always the top priority for our district. We value the support we receive from our community, and both school districts will do everything possible to take preventive measures to ensure this does not happen again.”

The PCPS district values all extra-curricular activities and considers them a privilege that all students should be able to experience. The district promotes good sportsmanship and expects it from students, coaches, staff, and patrons at all times. Our mission is to promote sportsmanship at all school events.

The district’s Wildcat Way expectations convey, in part, “Everyone can set a good example: administration, coaches, parents and athletes on the field of play, in the classroom, and in their personal life.”

The melee starts at 1:37:00 on this video:

Watch Ponca City Basketball vs. East Central Here

 

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