Rumor of violence prompts football postponement

2:35 PM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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WATERBORO, Maine - The Massabesic Mustangs at Sanford Spartans football game scheduled for Friday night in Sanford has been postponed until Saturday due to rumors of violence.

According to David Theoharides, Sanford School Superintendent, a "rumor" that a student was bringing a gun to the game was reported to the Massabesic High School Resource Police Officer. That report, according to Theoharides, prompted an investigation by the resource officer and the Massabesic administration. Theoharides said that while investigators found the rumor unsubstantiated, they did find a high level of trash talking on social media.

Massabesic High School, located in Waterboro, is one of the Sanford Spartans main rivals. Theoharides said that definitely contributed to this issue.

"The way social media has exploded...we take everything seriously." Theoharides said discussions between Massabesic and Sanford got to a point where everyone decided the best solution was to postpone the game until Saturday. "We understood that this was just a lot of trash talking but we felt it was easier to control the situation in the light of day."

The game will now be played in Sanford at 1PM Saturday.

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