Students and school staff are being asked to wear red and black to honor the security guard who was shot at a Proctor High School football game.

The guard was trying to break up a fight in the parking lot on Saturday, September 9 when he was shot in the back of the head. He's expected to recover but has a long road ahead.

Read More: Security Guard Shot in Head Trying to Break Up Fight at Proctor 

Oneida & Herkimer County Schools

The union Presidents of Herkimer and Oneida County are asking all school professionals to wear red and black on Monday, September 11.

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Adirondack Central Schools are joining the movement.

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A 16-year-old has been arrested in the shooting and is facing several charges, including attempted murder. More charges are possible including against others involved in the shooting.

Read More: Teen Arrested in Shooting at Proctor Football Game

Utica City Police are continuing to investigate.

New Protocols in Place at Utica City Schools

A number of new protocols have been put in place at all Utica City Schools, with an emphasis on Proctor High School.

  • There will be a lockout for all Utica City Schools on Monday, September 11
  • Parents must call ahead and wait in the vestibule for their child
  • A crisis team has been activated and will be working at Proctor High School
  • ID only - all Proctor students must bring their ID to get into the building
  • Additional administration and extra police will be inside the building and around the perimeter of the district
  • Counseling will be made available all week
  • Strict parents only at all school events this week. No siblings allowed
  • All staff must come through a single point of entry
  • All adults must wear badges.

Read More: New Utica City School District Protocols in Place

If anyone has any questions, concerns, or suggestions they are asked to contact their school building administrator.

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