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Firecrackers prompt lockdown at school after reported gunfire Friday night

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Garinger High School went on lockdown on Monday morning after firecrackers were set off in the school bus parking lot, following the melee during Friday's  football game against Charlotte Catholic High School.

According to reports, there were firecrackers set off in the bus parking lot.  A series of arguments between students followed.

Two female students were arrested for disorderly conduct.  As of 12 p.m., the school is still on lockdown.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has informed parents what happened, and they are allowed to come to the school to pick up their children if they so choose.

Extra police will be at the school today as a precaution.

Near the end of the 3rd quarter of a football game between Garinger and Charlotte Catholic High School on Friday night a large fight broke out in the stands.

A witness told WBTV that a large eruption started in the stands on the Garinger side of the field. Then the Charlotte Catholic coach ordered his players and staff to run for the busses.

Some gunshots were reportedly fired in the area and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers rushed in to stabilize the situation.

Early reports indicated that one officer had been assaulted, however, MEDIC reports that they had not transported anyone from the school.

CMPD did not charge anyone on Friday night.

Charlotte Catholic was declared the winner of the football game 37-7.

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