CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - School officials say Ardrey Kell High School students were caught drunk, high on drugs, cussing, spitting at band members, and yelling racial slurs at students at a recent Friday night football game.
Things were so out of control that the principal was forced to clear the entire student section during the third quarter of the football game. He says the students' safety was in question.
"It's very disrespectful and disappointing," parent Cindy Sullivan said. "We are new to Charlotte. I am sad to see that."
Sullivan believes parents need to talk to their kids immediately about what good behavior looks like.
"Parents need to step up their game in how they let their kids leave and what the ramifications are if they do something like that," Sullivan said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) District officials says students who were caught going against the student code of conduct will be disciplined. There is no word if that means students kicked out will be banned from future Friday night football games.
"I think they should probably be suspended for a number of games," Sullivan said. "Because otherwise, there are no consequences for their behavior."
The principal outlined the disorderly conduct in a disturbing ConnectEd message he sent to parents:
Ardrey Kell High School football players didn't know initially what was going on at the game.
"We were on the field and all of a sudden we looked up and the student section wasn't there," player Caleb Stephens said. "We heard there was alcohol and drugs going on."
Players are concerned a cloud is now over Ardrey Kell High School.
"I think it's pretty sad, I guess," Stephens said. "Disappointing for our school to be associated for things like that."
Ardrey Kell's next Friday night football game is at Providence High School. There will be added manpower to keep an eye on students and their conduct.