KENSINGTON – A fight between two boys outside of the Einstein soccer stadium led to school staffers canceling the varsity boys soccer match between Einstein and Kennedy game Tuesday.
According to Montgomery County Police spokesperson Rick Goodale, the fight did not involve any weapons. He described it as a second-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor.
“At this point, it’s going to be incumbent upon the victim if they want to pursue charges,” said Goodale.
Montgomery County police arrived around 8 p.m. and staffers ushered everyone on the field and in attendance to leave the stadium and head inside the school gymnasium.
With the game tied 1-1 during halftime, staff at the stadium ushered attendees, players and staff into the gymnasium.
Police could be seen behind the stadium on a road, crowded around each other while other officers searched a nearby yard with flashlights, before staff led everyone inside.
The school entered into a shelter-in-place protocol, where the people in the gym stayed until police allowed them out, according to Einstein Head Coach Adrian Baez.
“All of the people who were in the stadium, Kennedy parents, Einstein parents and players (stayed) until the police department in Montgomery County gave us the all clear so we could move them out,” said Baez
Staff declined to continue the game because of the school day Wednesday.
No one announced a continuation date for the game.
Kennedy junior forward Jonathan Paz Perez and Einstein senior defender Fares Granados scored the two goals during the game.