COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado Springs school district is apologizing for holding a late-night football practice.

Doherty High School held a mandatory practice at midnight Monday but neighbors didn’t know about it. They heard the noise and some called police.

“I was in a deep sleep, and all of a sudden there was all of this really loud screaming,” said a person who lives near Garry Berry Stadium.

(credit: KKTV)

(credit: KKTV)

“It was rude and it was obnoxious. … There was a lot of yelling and shouting,” said another neighbor.

“The kids shouldn’t be out at midnight practicing,” another neighbor said.

District 11 says Monday was the first day high school football teams in Colorado were allowed to practice and the Spartans were hoping to be the first in the state on the practice field.

The district is reassuring parents and neighbors that it won’t happen again. It says the team will be going door-to-door to apologize to neighbors.

“The Doherty administrative staff has put together an apology letter and they will be going throughout the neighborhood on Wednesday to knock on doors and apologize directly to the neighbors, because we do value that relationship that we have with those neighbors in that area,” District 11 spokesperson Devra Ashby said.


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