Alabama school system strengthens security for sports events

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district is ramping up security at future sporting events in response to a shooting at a high school football game.

News outlets report spectators at Mobile County high school games will encounter new security protocols on Friday, including metal detectors and a requirement that any bags be made of clear plastic.

The security upgrade comes after at least 10 people were injured in a shooting at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, including six people who were directly shot. A 17-year-old student was arrested.

The new security protocols include increasing the number of police and adding metal detectors to every stadium.

The Clarke County Bulldogs meet the Lillie B. Williamson Lions Friday at Ladd-Peebles. Clarke County's superintendent Larry Bagley says the game will be the safest place to be Friday night.


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