The 16-year-old who was shot and murdered at a Port Allen High School football game on Friday, Sept. 1, has been identified by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. during a halftime performance against Brusly High. A 16-year-old was killed, and a 28-year-old was shot in the arm. The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board issued a statement confirming that the adolescent was a student.
Last night at high school football games:
1. 15-year-old was killed and 28-year-old man was wounded during fight in the stands at the Sugar Cane Classic at Port Allen High in Louisiana.
2. 15-year-old boy critically injured and 16-year-old girl wounded when shots were fired in… pic.twitter.com/nxE66g2w2t
— K-12 School Shooting Database (@K12ssdb) September 2, 2023
The victims were named as Brusly High School student Ja’Kobe Queen and Port Allen resident Brasia Davis by the sheriff’s office on Sunday.
The tragedy at the Port Allen High/Brusly High football game on Friday night has deeply grieved us. Our top goals right now are to help the family of the deceased student, as well as all of our kids, and to support the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in its investigation.
Despite the fact that we had increased protection at this game, it ended in a sad incident. At this time, we ask for your prayers for everyone affected.
When classes start we will have crisis teams ready to talk with and assist our students in our high schools. While we do not anticipate any problems at schools, we will have a greater security presence there in the coming months.
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In our schools, we have ongoing programs that teach students how to resolve conflicts with their peers. In the coming months, we will redouble our efforts and collaborate with the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and others to teach our children that violence destroys many people’s lives.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. In moments like this, our entire community is in mourning. We shall get through this by loving and supporting one another.
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