On Wednesday night, one of the country’s premier high school basketball championships, the 49th John Wall Holiday Invitational, didn’t just host a basketball tournament as a massive brawl broke out between fans. Although a prestigious award, it should be noted that the tournament is held for high school students. Still, security, trying to calm the violence, had no other option but to fill the entire Raleigh, North Carolina gym with tear gas.
The fight broke out during the halftime portion of the game between Farmville Central and Life Christian Academy, and not surprisingly, the entire ordeal was caught on camera. Taking place at the Wake Technical Community College Northern Wake Campus, supporters are shown breaking into an intense fight as security tries to reinstate order. But as the fight continues to escalate, more and more supporters join in, ultimately causing the security to use tear gas.
— The Info Spot (@TheInfoSpot) December 30, 2021
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Being able to restore order, the game would not be allowed to continue until Thursday, when tournament spokesman Bryan Hanks made a statement that there would be no room for violence at the tournament. He added, “We’ve never experienced anything even close to this.”
— Bryan Hanks (@BCHanks) December 30, 2021
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