Threat made for Laurel vs. Wayne County game

Source: WDAM-TV

WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Authorities in Wayne County are taking seriously a threat for shots to be fired during Friday night's football game.

School officials say the game between Laurel and Wayne County will be played as scheduled in Waynesboro.

Each school decided that the bands will not attend the event.

A very heavy police presence is expected with zero tolerance for any sort of violence.

"We want people to come out and feel safe and enjoy the football game, if you're thinking of coming by, shooting into the stadium, shooting outside the stadium or coming into the stadium and firing, there'll be a zero tolerance for that, it will be addressed immediately, there will be assets there that are both visible and then some not seen, not visible to the public that we will utilize to ensure safety," said Chief Holt Ross of the Waynesboro Police Dept.

Ross says the threat is believed to be gang-related and they are taking appropriate measures to protect the public.