Tight security for Whitney Young-Simeon semi-final game

February 13, 2013 7:18:00 PM PST
There's tight security for Wednesday night's Public League semi-final basketball game between Morgan Park High School and Simeon Career Academy at Chicago State University.

The extra security included wanding, searching people before entering the gymnasium and a strong police presence.

The last time they met there was a brawl on the court and following the game, there was a deadly shooting in the parking lot.

The head coaches of both teams were suspended for four days for the on-court fight.

The two schools are powerhouse teams and fierce rivals. The game was being called "The Battle of Vincennes" after the street both schools are located on.

CPS issued a statement saying that they believe "will be played in a sportsmanlike atmosphere" and they have worked with Chicago State University and Chicago police on a security plan for the game.


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