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High schoolers disrupt basketball game after being kicked out

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LANDISVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police charged two boys after they disrupted a school basketball game by running across the court.

Officers said a 17-year-old was asked to leave the Hempfield vs. Manheim Township High School varsity basketball game due to inappropriate cheering.

That boy, accompanied by a 16-year-old classmate, was later seen sitting in the visiting student section of the bleachers on the opposite side of the gymnasium.

Police and a school administrator told the boys to leave or they would be arrested for criminal trespass.

The boys then left the gymnasium.

Later that evening during the last minute of the game, both of the boys ran into the gymnasium and across the basketball court. The 17-year-old stripped off his shirt and threw it, and he was then detained by another administrator until police placed him under arrest.

The 16-year-old managed to slip out and evade police.

The older boy was taken to the East Hempfield Township Police Department where he was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Officers identified the 16-year-old, who was contacted and voluntarily turned himself in. He faces the same charges, and additionally was charged with underage drinking.

Both boys were released into the custody of a parent, and charges are being handled by juvenile authorities.

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