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Violence Breaks Out at Maryland High School Football Game

Montgomery County Public Schools said they condemn the behavior that occurred at the Friday game

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Violence erupted at a high school football game in Maryland on Friday.

The violence started with a brawl on the football field at Gaithersburg High School in the middle of a game against Northwest High School.

Police broke up the fight on the field, and the rest of the game was canceled.

Amid the chaos, police said they arrested someone in the stands who had a knife.

Then when everyone was leaving, a fight started outside the stadium. Several people were hurt, and several were arrested.

According to the Gaithersburg police department, a school staff member had not-life threatening injuries and a police officer was assaulted, but did not need medical care. Another victim is being treated for lacerations.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said in a statment the district "strongly condemns the abhorrent and unacceptable behavior that occurred at the football game last night."

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As a result of the incident, MCPS said they are going to enhance security at athletic games. Both Gaithersburg and Northwest High Schools football programs will be temporarily suspended to assist with the investigation.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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