Broken Arrow adjusts safety rules for students, fans attending sporting events


Broken Arrow Tiger Sports

By John Dobberstein, Editor

Citing “recent incidents at school sporting events” in Oklahoma, Broken Arrow Public Schools said it’s implementing some changes to safety procedures for fans attending games. 

The new regulations are as follows:

- The only bags permitted in athletic facilities are those that are clear and smaller than 12"x 6"x12". Exceptions are made for individuals with medical conditions and diaper bags with an accompanying child.

- Students in grades pre-K through 8th grade must be accompanied by an adult. Students may sit in the designated student sections or with parents or adult guardians. Loitering will not be allowed.

- All visiting and home students in grades 9-12 must show their current student ID to gain admittance to the game. No exceptions will be made. Students in grades 9-12 should wear their current student ID visible by a lanyard if they plan to access designated student sections at any sporting event.

“If you do not attend the game with your student, please be aware that students who do not meet the behavioral expectations outlined above will be asked to leave the game,” the district said.

Once exiting sports facilities, students will not be permitted to re-enter without an adult. Adults may reenter by presenting a ticket stub.

- Any student or adult who violates the safety measures in place may be asked to leave the event and/or prohibited from attending future athletic events at Broken Arrow Public Schools.

“Our goal with every athletic event is to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for all of our BA citizens and visiting guests, and your support in upholding these expectations is much appreciated,” the district said. 

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