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Probe continues into band melee

WINTON – The investigation continues.

On Wednesday morning, Hertford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael G. Basham said the district continues to investigate an incident that occurred Friday night during the Bertie-Hertford County football game.

During halftime of the contest, the bands from the two schools were involved in a melee on the field that resulted in three students being transported to Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.

After the incident, the Ahoskie Police Department charged HCHS Band Director Frank Williams with inciting a riot.

On Wednesday, Dr. Basham said the district was reviewing video tape, interviewing people involved and working toward a solution.

The superintendent said both Bertie County Schools and Hertford County Public Schools were working together on the investigation. He hopes the investigation will be completed by early next week.