Officers Use Pepper Spray to Break Up Cheerleaders Fight At Carver High Game


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police intervened after a fight between cheerleaders during a high school basketball game Wednesday night. 

According to Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, five police officers working the Carver High game against Winston-Salem Prep used pepper spray to break up the fight. There were 75 to 100 people in the crowd according to Winston-Salem police. 

At least three people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. School officials said two of those were treated for having a reaction to the spray. The fight occurred during a timeout in the game, which was canceled. 

The fight broke out after the cheerleader's performance during a break in the game.

Police are reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses as the investigation continues. No charges have been released.

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