LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Following Saturday night’s security scare that prompted school officials to cancel the record-setting Salt Bowl, Bryant administrators released a statement thanking security personnel and asking fans to continue to support the game moving forward.
Here’s a copy of the statement send to the media:
According to the Little Rock Police Department, there was no shooting incident at War Memorial Stadium during tonight’s Salt Bowl game. LRPD is still on the scene.
“We want to applaud the efforts of the War Memorial security team and staff, school resource officers from both the Bryant and Benton School Districts, and the quick response of the Little Rock Police Department,” said Bryant Superintendent Karen Walters.
“The safety of our fans—students, families, and community members—was first and foremost tonight. We appreciate all those who worked to keep people safe and helped reunite families.
“We hope this unfortunate incident does not overshadow all the great things about the Salt Bowl. This yearly event brings Saline County together to support our neighbors through Goodwill donations and the peanut butter drive. The spirit of the Salt Bowl remains strong,” said Walters.