WATCH: Memphis High School Football Fans Stampede Amid Violence
Parents and football fans are furious after chaos broke out at the annual high school football jamboree at Crump Stadium in Memphis. Watch videos below.
Police were summoned on two separate days over two separate criminal incidents.
On the first night of the jamboree a teenager armed with a loaded handgun ran across the field during the middle of a scrimmage. That teen was arrested by Memphis Police.
On Friday night hundreds of terrified fans stampeded out of the stadium after someone reported guns had been fired. It turned out to be a large fight.
Video shows fans screaming and tumbling down bleachers trying to get to safety.
“It’s just sad that shooting always have to go down at Crump stadium,” one worried mom wrote on Facebook.
Memphians say they are disgusted by the rise in violent crime – in a city that is controlled by progressive, soft-on-crime Democrats.
“Stop blaming these kids and start blaming these trifling parents,” another parent wrote on Facebook. “I know what my kids are doing at all times.”
Said another, “We need to get a hold in our kids before the streets do. I hate that it is not safe for our kids to even go to a football game and be kids. This is our new generation that we are raising. Because our kids are a representation and reflection of us.”
Memphis-Shelby County Schools did not comment on the chaos or the calls from parents to do a better job providing security at football games.