A brawl broke out at a Charlotte, NC high school basketball game on Friday after a father attacked a police officer who approached his daughter to tell her to return to her school's side of the gym. After the father reportedly confronted the officer, the man, his wife, and daughter all started physically fighting with the officer and others who stepped in:
WCNC reports the father regrets the incident:
A man arrested at a CMS basketball game Friday night tells NewsChannel 36 he regrets what happened.
Ernest Owens said he was just trying to check on his daughter after he saw school resource officers approaching her.
The brawl happened at East Mecklenburg High School during the boys basketball game versus Butler High School. Owens' daughter plays for Butler's girls basketball team, which had just wrapped up its game.
The video shows Owens' wife jumping in, along with their daughter, and hitting the officer in the head.
NewsChannel 36 has been told the argument started when the resource officer asked Owens' daughter to move from the East Meck side of the gym back to the Butler side.
It's a common practice that students from different schools sit separately at high school games.
Owens said his daughter moved from East Mecklenburg to Butler High School this year, and there has been some tension between her and staff at her old school.
The father was arrested on multiple charges, and WCNC says more arrests are possible. No one was seriously injured and the school has not decided what action to take with the student.