Investigations are continuing into fighting that broke out at the end of a sectional title boys soccer match last Thursday between Totino-Grace High School of Fridley and Prairie Seeds Academy of Brooklyn Park.
Statements came Monday from both police in Maple Grove (where the game took place, at Maple Grove High School) and the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL):
Maple Grove Police Captain Keith Terlinden told Patch the case is currently considered open/active "pending the results of the investigation" which would take "weeks to complete."
From the the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL):
The Minnesota State High School League continues to investigate a series of incidents that occurred during and after the Section 5A boys soccer championship game on Thursday, Oct. 18. League staff is reviewing reports from the game officials as well as others. League staff has requested additional information from the participating schools and it will also be reviewed before action, if any, is taken.
League staff plans to conclude its investigation on Tuesday, Oct. 23, after which the League intends to issue a definitive statement. Until that time, the League has no further comment.
The league further responded on its Facebook page on Tuesday:
The Minnesota State High School League continues to investigate a series of incidents that occurred during and after the Section 5A boys’ soccer championship game on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. League staff continues to gather information from various sources. All information will be reviewed before any action is taken. Although it was believed that League staff might be able to conclude its investigation today, Oct. 23, it is uncertain if that will still be possible.
Channel 12, whose Monday report can be seen by clicking the YouTube thumbnail, said police are reviewing their video coverage of the event.