Chattanooga Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA (TFP) -- The possibility of violence has prompted Howard High School to move its home basketball games against rival Tyner from Friday night to Saturday, with the girls' game beginning at noon and the boys set to tip off at about 1:30 p.m.
The change is the result of three recent shootings outside local gymnasiums, including last Friday following Brainerd's game at Howard, when an East Ridge High School student was arrested after allegedly shooting at several cars but not injuring anyone. There previously were shootings near the gyms at Tyner and Brainerd following games against Howard.
"It's extremely upsetting that even though these kids aren't affiliated with Howard, it's happened when we play, so the black eye automatically goes to Howard," said Howard athletic director Michael Calloway. "There has been plenty of security at our games, but the three incidents happened in the parking lot, all after the games were over.
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