Last night during the Little Brown Jug game, an incident occured between two individuals underneath the stands that led to a series of misinformation. Following the preliminary investigation, no weapons were involved. One of the parties involved in the altercation ran into the women’s restroom and slammed the door which mistakenly led some bystanders to believe a weapon had been fired.

The safety of our students, staff and guests are always top priority. We will not tolerate inappropriate behavior at any Hattiesburg Public School District event. If such behavior occurs, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken to protect everyone involved.

We would like to thank the hard work of the HPSD Resource Officers, Hattiesburg Police Department, Hattiesburg Fire Department, the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department and all other emergency agencies that helped to calm the crowd and control the situation. We would like to also thank the fans of Hattiesburg and Laurel for their continued support of our student athletes. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next home game on October 5.