MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chaos and confusion filled the air at Crump Stadium after spectators reported hearing gunshots Friday night.
Multiple football games were supposed to take place Friday at the stadium.
“We started hearing different noises and it was chaotic,” said one witness, who was at the event to see her son play.
Officials called off the game, after a large fight fought broke out, which police say included a 13- and 14-year-old girl.
Witnesses told WREG they heard what they thought were gunshots. The video of the event shows multiple attendees running and taking cover.
Shortly after the commotion, Memphis Police arrived at the scene to diffuse the situation. The two teenage girls were given juvenile summons.
However, police reported that no weapons were actually involved in the incident, Memphis Shelby County Schools said in a statement released at midnight Sunday morning.
“There were no police reports of gunshots during any of the jamborees,” MSCS said. “It is unfortunate that all of our athletes did not get to compete during night two of competition due to a disturbance in the crowd that did NOT involve a weapon and that officers were able to deescalate. Principals were given information to share with their school communities about the abbreviated events during night two and updated safety protocols for athletic events. Our school leaders, coaches, and officers will continue to work together to help students have a successful athletic season.”
The incident Friday marked the second time in two days that Memphis Police responded to an incident at Crump Stadium.
On Thursday, two teenage boys were detained and charged with possession of marijuana. One of the suspects was also charged with aggravated criminal trespass.
At this time, MPD has not confirmed if any shots were actually fired. There were no reports of any injuries.
“It’s a reminder that no matter where you go, no matter what the event is, what the scenario is, you may never really be in a place where you feel safe,” the witness said. “And it should be a place where you should feel safe and your children should feel safe.”