According to police scanner traffic, problems arose about 9:30 p.m. after the game that saw Lorain beat Elyria, 78-62.
Within a few minutes, multiple calls went out for available law enforcement to get to the area of West Avenue and Sixth Street on reports of fighting between youths in the area of the school’s parking lot.
More than a dozen Elyria police, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Highway Patrol cruisers responded to West Avenue, where many of them remained about 15 to 20 minutes later when only a handful of youths could be seen walking near the school.
Most police vehicles left the area shortly before 10 p.m. but some continued to patrol nearby streets for a short time.
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