The principal of Stratford High School faces a fine, and his school faces sanctions from the school district and the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association, after a TV news report showed that no security was on hand at a basketball game that ended with a melee involving players, parents, fans and officials.
At the end of Saturday's girls game between Stratford and Maplewood High, a disputed last-second basket that decided the outcome was argued by coaches and players who claimed the shot came after time had run out.
That argument eventually involved as many as 100 other people as a fight erupted, according to Ralph Thompson, security director for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
By the time police arrived at the gym, most of the combatants had left, according to witnesses.
School officials and the Metro Police Department are reviewing videotape of the event to determine if charges might be filed, Thompson said.
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