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Shaker Heights basketball game canceled after man arrested, unruly fans

Posted at 9:44 PM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 13:35:49-05

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Chaos erupted at a Shaker Heights home basketball game against Brush.

A 21-year-old man from Euclid came onto the basketball court and was arrested.

The game was called after fans became unruly.

"We were watching the basketball game and then as I looked over, I just seen like a whole bunch of people from the Brush side, they just started tossing at each other, yelling then the police came," Shaker Heights senior Dervon Bell said.

A student was injured while exiting the building.

The Shaker Heights School District released the following statement:

Tonight’s boys’ varsity basketball game between Shaker Heights High School and Brush High School was canceled due to an incident with spectators at halftime. District security responded and resolved the situation. There were no weapons involved. The incident did not involve the players or coaches. The game was immediately canceled and spectators were dismissed. The Shaker Heights City School District will work with law enforcement and South Euclid-Lyndhurst school officials to evaluate tonight’s incident. The District expects all persons to conduct themselves properly and will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our student athletes, spectators and our families at sporting events.

Brush coach Chet Mason said he was proud of how his players handled the situation.

It is unknown if the game will be replayed at another date.