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Bogalusa High School’s final home game lost over security concerns


Bogalusa High School’s final home game scheduled for Friday will not take place after the opposing team lost the game. the package. This comes after the Louisiana High School Athletics Association recently reversed its decision to move Bogalusa High School’s final home game to another location. Mayor Wendy Perrette said she and Police Chief Kendall Bullen, Bogalusa Schools Superintendent Lisa Tanner and others signed an agreement putting in place a safety plan for sporting events at Bogalusa High School just a day before the game was lost. Perrette released the following statement: “Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette said tonight that she is disappointed with Albany High School’s decision to forfeit rather than play Bogalusa High School this Friday.” Last week, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) ruled the game would be played at a “neutral” location, but Perrette worked with law enforcement and education officials to enact a plan to security to alleviate the concerns of LHSAA and Albany High School. Yesterday, all parties involved signed an agreement to activate this plan, since the original decision had been based on safety concerns, and the LHSAA reversed its decision. Late in the day, Albany High School officials announced their decision to forfeit. , had a criminal record, was wanted for outstanding warrants, and was neither a Bogalusa resident nor a BHS student. have this last game of the season on their home ground, with the celebration of the senior night. I remain committed to the safety of our city and the students of BHS – my alma mater. If nothing else, this situation has led to the implementation of a safety plan that will protect our students, our athletes and our community.

Bogalusa High School’s final home game scheduled for Friday will not take place after the opposing team lost the game.

Albany High School lost the game for safety reasons following a fatal shooting outside Bogalusa Stadium a few weeks ago.

Bogalusa High School posted on Facebook that they accepted the package.

This comes after the Louisiana High School Athletics Association recently reversed its decision to move Bogalusa High School’s final home game to another location.

Mayor Wendy Perrette said she and Police Chief Kendall Bullen, Bogalusa Schools Superintendent Lisa Tanner and others signed an agreement putting in place a safety plan for sporting events at Bogalusa High School just a day before the game was called off.

Perrette released the following statement:

“Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette said tonight that she is disappointed with Albany High School’s decision to forfeit rather than play Bogalusa High School this Friday.

“Last week, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) decided the game would be played at a ‘neutral’ venue, but Perrette worked with law enforcement and education officials to implement a safety plan aimed at alleviating the concerns of LHSAA and Albany High School Yesterday everyone involved signed an agreement to activate this plan, since the original decision had been based on safety concerns, and LHSAA reversed his decision.Late in the day, Albany High School leaders announced their decision to drop out.

“Concerns stemmed from the shooting death on October 14 of a 15-year-old Covington boy outside BHS Stadium during the homecoming game. The victim was also one of the gunmen, had a criminal record, was wanted for outstanding warrants, and was neither a resident of Bogalusa nor a BHS student.

“It’s unfortunate and frustrating that our extensive efforts to address security issues are being ignored,” Perrette said. “Our student-athletes should have that last game of the season on their home turf, with senior night celebrated. I remain committed to the safety of our city and the students of BHS – my alma mater. At least this situation has led to the establishment of a safety plan that will protect our students, our athletes and our community.

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