The Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent and other school leaders are now planning to discuss updated sporting event security measures on Wednesday September 21, 2022, in response to last Friday’s big fight between the Gaithersburg and Northwest High School football teams.
The announcement comes after Insidecrime learned that at least one coach appears to now have an assault charge filed against him.
The news outlet repeatedly asked Montgomery County Public Schools to confirm the alleged coach or adult involvement in last Friday’s fight. The school system would not directly answer those questions.
We later discovered that in Maryland Case Search, the state’s online court database, a William C. Gant filed an assault charge against Travis Hawkins on Monday September 19, 2022.
Gant is listed online as the Gaithersburg High School athletic director and Hawkins is listed as Northwest High School’s head coach.
In Maryland Case Search, the date of the offense is listed as September 16, the same day fighting broke out at the football game. A preliminary hearing is slated for November 7.