WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — The Wake Forest Police Department announced Friday that starting with Friday’s Heritage High School home football game, all middle school-aged students must be accompanied by a supervising adult, age 18 or older.

According to police, this change is because some middle school-aged students are not following adult directives during games. Also, some of these students are not being picked up in a timely manner at the end of games.

“I think that unsupervised children lead to problems, and I think it’s good that parents are responsible for their kids,” said Joahn Poole, a Heritage parent.

Poole says there was an altercation at the last game that led to issues.

“The last game, they actually had to not let people in because a fight broke out, and when you have that, it’s mass confusion. Imagine you dropped your kid off and something like that happens, where you meet them at?” 

If a student is not accompanied by an adult, they will not be granted admission to the game whether or not a ticket has already been purchased, police said.