Madison East vs LaFollette basketball game postponed over safety concerns
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A disturbance in the parking lot of Madison LaFollette High School has prompted the postponement of the school’s basketball game against Madison East High School.
According to a Madison Police Department incident report, a teenager displayed a gun during the lunch-time altercation involving around a dozen people.
Police said all of the people involved had left the area by the time officers arrived around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson Tim LeMonds said a large police presence responded to the altercation.
MPD stated that a 16-year-old was identified as the person who had a gun and noted that he was arrested in the afternoon at his home. Police did not find the gun. The teen faces a disorderly conduct while armed charges.
No one was hurt as a result of the disturbance. Police indicated that the investigation is ongoing.
LeMonds said all after-school activities at LaFollette have been canceled Tuesday due to safety concerns.
MPD added that two officers at the school for a previously-scheduled meeting were there to provide responding officers with information about the incident.
A source at the Madison Police Department said that an ex-student walked into the parking lot and pointed a gun at someone before driving away. The MPD report did not indicate if the suspect was a former student.
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