Ohio Football Referees Trapped In Locker Room As Door Is Barricade


Keith Dalton and his crew of football referees believes they were locked in over a controversial call made during the Sept. 10 game between Grove City High School and Central Crossing High School.

After the call was made, he said, an assistant coach for Grove City came onto the field and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. 

NBC4 in Columbus reports:

"Once the game ended, Dalton says he and his crew were inside the locker room being evaluated on their performance, when the door was barricaded from the outside with a vending machine.
“And we had to push on the door, three of us, to at least get the door wedged so we can get out,” said Dalton."

They say they’ve now filed charges against the district.

The school district said in a statement:

“We continue to investigate this incident and have engaged the Grove City Police Department in the investigation to determine who was responsible for this behavior. Conduct of this nature has no place in our school community.”

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