Cheatham County School District Implements Safety Rules for Sporting Events

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In an effort to increase security at sporting events, the Cheatham County School District will implement new rules – effective immediately – that spectators must follow.

While spectators are encouraged not to bring bags into events, here is what you need to know if you do:

1. One clear tote bag per person will be permitted. All bags are subject to be searched by school employees or law enforcement.

2. Outside food and drinks in open containers are prohibited.

3. Children who are middle school age or younger must be accompanied by an adult for entry into an athletic event.

4. The no re-entry policy, which has already been in place, will continue to be enforced.

In collaboration with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, there may be additional officers providing security at athletic events and ticket sales may be limited or restricted based upon capacity or security availability.

Exceptions to the bag policy will include students participating in the event (athletes, cheerleaders, band performers, etc.), officials/referees, and bags necessary for approved medical equipment.

Additionally, the Cheatham County School District also wants to remind families of the following:

• The use of cigarettes, vapes and any other nicotine product and/or drug is prohibited on our campuses, which includes athletic stands and fields.

• Only service animals are allowed on our school campuses. This means no dogs or other pets are permitted at any school event, which includes indoor and outdoor sports, unless it is a service animal.

• All sports gates are accepting cash this year in addition to GoFan.

Those who violate the above policies or the Spectator Code of Conduct will not be admitted in the event and could be removed and/or banned from attending future events.

These new policies, along with existing ones, are just another step in keeping the community, families, and visiting fans safe.

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