Increase in fights at Dayton Public sporting events prompts district to limit access

DAYTON — Dayton Public Schools announced Friday that due to a recent increase in the number of fights at school athletic events, students are now required to be accompanied by their parent or guardian to attend future events.

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“These fights tend to occur after games are over and often involve extra carloads of students arriving to fight on school property,” Superintendent Elizabeth J. Lolli said in a social media post.

Lolli said the change goes into effect immediately, including today’s events, and no students will be permitted to enter any athletic event without an adult who is responsible for them.

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“It is our hope that by working together we can stop this type of behavior before serious injury occurs,” Lolli said.