Sapulpa Schools updates security policy at football games, will require clear bags


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The new security policy taking effect at Friday’s home football game against Tahlequah has been updated with new rules regarding bags, according to a statement from Sapulpa Public Schools.

The change in policy comes as the district is responding to several gun incidents at other school football games last weekend, including a shooting at the Choctaw-Del City game that left one teenager dead and injured several others. Incidents were also reported at Booker T. Washington and Pryor football games.

The new policy states that only clear bags of a certain size will be allowed, and all other bags, backpacks, and purses will not be allowed in the stadium. We’ve included the full statement below.

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Dear Chieftains, 

As we mentioned yesterday, we would let you know of any adjustments to our procedures as we continue to evaluate safety and security measures for football games at Collins Stadium.

As a result, SPS and Chieftain Athletics have instituted a clear bag policy for all spectators and visitors. This policy will be in effect starting September 1, 2023.

What does this mean for you?

Fans are able to carry the following style and size bag or package into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ 
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately 4.5” x 6.5”, with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into Collins Stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
  • Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or diaper bags (subject to search)

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