No issues reported at Armstrong HS homecoming game

Posted at 10:28 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 23:35:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Those who attending Armstrong High School's homecoming football game Friday night may have noticed some changes.

Due to recent violence, Richmond Public School officials took extra safety precautions and changed the game time to 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m.

There was also increased police presence at the game and police patrolling the community according to RPS Spokeswoman, Cletisha Lovelace.

"It was a good idea, but I think everything is going to be okay but we needed that," said Shelia Washington who attended the game.

The changes come after a fight broke out at Armstrong last Friday during school hours and police were called. Earlier this week there was also a 15-year-old shot and killed in Mosby Court.

CBS 6 was at Friday night's game and there were no issues. In fact, according to students and alumni, the crowd was much smaller this year.

Still, many were glad to see the extra police presence and were happy to enjoy a safe homecoming.