North Buncombe, Polk County statement on Dec. 13 basketball incident

School administrators at North Buncombe High School and Polk County High School have released a joint statement at the conclusion of their investigation of an incident that occurred during the Dec. 13 men’s varsity basketball game at North Buncombe.

North Buncombe High School Principal Dr. Samantha Sircey and Polk County High School Principal Dr. Brandon Schweizter have issued the statement regarding the events that led to the stoppage of play at halftime of the game between the two teams.

That statement in full:

Administrators at North Buncombe High School and Polk County High School have worked together diligently to investigate reports of inappropriate behavior at the varsity men’s basketball game on December 13. We have received many questions from our parents and members of the community about a number of rumors that are circulating relative to what actually transpired at the game.

North Buncombe administrators, the School Resource Officer (SRO) and Polk County administrators have concluded the investigation into the matter. Three North Buncombe students have been disciplined for inappropriate conduct during the varsity basketball game in the gym and in the concession area. NBHS and PCHS have high expectations for our students and fans, and we are disappointed by the inappropriate behavior displayed during this game and at halftime.

This incident has been handled jointly by both school systems, and we look forward to moving ahead in a positive direction. Please contact your respective principal with further questions or concerns.