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Pueblo Central High basketball player cited after brawl breaks out during game with Sand Creek

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Pueblo Central High School student is facing legal action after a brawl during a basketball game.

The fight broke out during Monday’s varsity girls' basketball matchup between Pueblo Central High School and Sand Creek High School. 

13 Investigates obtained video of the brawl between the two student-athletes. 

According to the Pueblo Police Department, the Central basketball player was issued a municipal citation for battery after the incident. "Battery" is a class 1 municipal offense that is punishable by a fine up to $1,000, or imprisonment not more than 364 days, per Pueblo police. 

A spokesperson for the Pueblo Municipal Court system told 13 Investigates that the Pueblo Central students' first hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2023. Pueblo Police confirmed with 13 Investigates that the Pueblo Central player is not a minor.

As for the Sand Creek High School player, the PPD said she isn't facing any legal action pertaining to the brawl.

It's unclear the extent of injuries either player sustained.

Pueblo School District 60 told 13 Investigates “initial disciplinary action” has already been administered. 

Below is D60’s full statement regarding the incident: 

Both CHSAA and Pueblo School District 60 have issued initial disciplinary action for the D60 athlete involved in the incident that occurred during the girls basketball game between Pueblo Central and Sand Creek High Schools.  The D60 student did not “suit up” for the game between Pueblo Central and Mesa Ridge played on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.  

Pueblo School District 60 does not condone unsportsmanlike behaviors, and will continue to hold its students accountable for actions not aligning with the District’s expectations and core values. 

Pueblo School District 60

School District 49, the district Sand Creek High School is a part of, said they have no additional information or perspective to add to 13 Investigates’ story due to student privacy and law enforcement activity. 

13 Investigates reached out to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) for comment. We are waiting on a response. 

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