Man dies after fan brawl at a middle-school basketball game in Vermont
After a brawl broke out at a middle school basketball game in Vermont, USA, a 60-year-old man was killed.
After receiving reports that there had been a fight between seventh- and eighth-grade boys from Alburgh, and St. Albans, state troopers arrived at Alburgh Community Education Center shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31.
One man involved in the fight, 60-year-old Russel Giroux, of Alburgh, required medical attention following the fight, police said.
Giroux was later taken to Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans.
Giroux’s death is being investigated by state police and the Grand Isle state’s attorney’s office. The office of the Vermont medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.
Video taken of the massive fight, shared by NBC 5, appears to show both adults and children wrestling on the basketball court.
The Grand Isle Supervisory Union released a statement about the incident Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, writing: It is with a heavy heart that I write to you that there was a physical altercation between multiple adults in attendance last night.s Middle School basketball game between Alburgh Community Education Center and St. Albans City Schools.
The statement continued: Our immediate goal is to remind and educate our students and families that our school culture is one of family, community, and kindness. We need our students and community to commit to the positive culture that our school community expects and deserves.