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Fireworks set off near fans during high school football game prompts police investigation

Five to six fireworks apparently came from a wooded area behind the bleachers.

Fireworks were set off behind the spectators’ bleachers during a football game between Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and Fitchburg High School Friday evening, prompting police and school officials to launch an investigation into the incident.

According to a statement by Superintendent Bella Wong, which was sent to students, families and staff of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, five to six fireworks apparently came from the wooded area between Concord Road and behind the bleachers, with approximately nine minutes of the game left, Boston 25 News reported

Parts of the fireworks landed on the crowd and in the field where the football game was taking place, Wong said in the statement. 

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“As well as being frightened about one’s safety it also caused some of our visitors to wonder if they were the intentional targets … At the very least I do apologize that your experience on our fields has at all caused you to feel this way,” Wong said in the statement, addressing the Fitchburg High School team, which was visiting for the game. 

There were no injuries reported, according to a statement to Boston 25 News from Art Reilly, director of athletics and activities at Lincoln-Sudbury.

“This extremely inappropriate and dangerous situation is being taken very seriously. LS does not condone this type of behavior and finds it unacceptable,” Reilly said in the statement. 

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