Threats prompt cancellation of Chambersburg-Red Lion High football game

Jason Addy
York Dispatch

The Red Lion Area High School football team’s game tonight against Chambersburg has been cancelled by Chambersburg Area School District officials in light of social media threats.

Red Lion's Jamel Foster (30), signals to the sidelines after making an interception during the second quarter of a York-Adams Division I league football game against Central York Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Central York High School, in Springettsbury Township. Amanda J. Cain photo

The district cancelled and forfeited the non-conference game Friday, Sept. 15, after rumors circulated online about possible fighting at the game in Chambersburg, according to statement from the district. 

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“There have been several rumours about possible fighting at CASHS and the football game tonight,” the statement reads. “Although this is largely driven by social media posts, we take these threats very seriously. We have taken the appropriate measures and will continue to monitor the situation very closely.”

Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg Police and Chambersburg school district officers are at the high school to ensure students’ safety, according to the statement.