Local High School Apologizes For Fireworks Mishap

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SUDBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)— A fireworks display at the football game between Lincoln-Sudbury and Fitchburg High Schools went awry on Friday night leaving fans angry and frightened.

The home game for Lincoln-Sudbury High School was supposed to feature a fireworks show following the game against Fitchburg as a fun addition to the festivities. However, the fireworks accidentally went off during the game with about nine minutes left.

The fireworks, launched from a wooded area behind the visitors' bleachers, went off in the air directly over the field and caused materials to land on the field and in the bleachers hosting the Fitchburg fans.

This not only led to many fans being frightened, but some Fitchburg fans felt they were intentionally targeted due to the launch location of the fireworks, according to Lincoln-Sudbury High School Principal Bella Wong.

Wong said in a statement that the Fitchburg fans were not being targeted by the fireworks.

"I apologize on behalf of our community to that of the Fitchburg school community that [Friday night's] events caused any of them to feel at all that that would be a possibility," Wong said.

WBZ's Shari Small (@sharismallnews) has the story.

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