APD deems Wilson Stadium safe after evacuation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – APD evacuated Wilson Stadium Thursday evening after receiving credible threats of a possible shooting at a high school football game between Manzano and Sandia.

The game was halted during the second quarter, according to Sandia head football coach Chad Adcox.

“I’m more disheartened than anything. I’m quite upset that we are living in a society where this is even an issue," Adcox said. "Something as simple as high school football can’t even be played without a threat of gun violence.”

Multiple APD officers blocked the entrance to make sure everyone was leaving. Police later said the stadium was deemed safe and the evacuation was a precautionary measure.

The game will resume Saturday at 11 a.m. No fans or media will be allowed to attend.