The terrifying shooting at their stadium’s parking lot by gunshots led to a terrified North Carolina football team fleeing the field.
According to the Lumberton Police Department, the incident that occurred Wednesday night at the Lumberton High school football stadium left a 41 year-old woman with “life-threatening” injuries.
Public Schools of Robeson County Superintendent Freddie Williamson stated in a statement that “we’re not going be to tolerate this kind of behavior on the campuses, whether it happens during the school day and after.” “Safety is our number one priority. We will take additional precautions to ensure that our students are safe during games.
Lumberton Police stated that upon arrival officers directed officers to the parking lot at the stadium where they found a 41-year old female with a gunshot wound. “Bystanders also reported multiple gunshots and identified a suspect wearing black.”
An investigation is ongoing and police have stated that agencies, including the ATF, are still investigating.
Robeson County Schools District stated that St. Pauls Middle was playing against Lumberton Jr. High in a championship match. The chaos that occurred after the game was over shows football players sprinting off the field.
“Somebody is shooting here!” A member of the crowd could be heard shouting as others scream.
The rest of the football team can then be seen on the ground trying to get cover.
According to the district, plans are in place for “recognizing championship winners of St. Pauls Middle School’s football team at a later time.”
“We want to be clear. Williamson stated that they are not going give in to evil nor will they fear. “Last night should’ve been a memorable moment for our students as they won the championship and created lifelong memories with each other. This moment was taken away from these students, and instead will serve as a reminder about how far we have fallen as a society.