Jacksonville officials: Football game kickoff times moving after fatal shooting

Changes is high school football game schedule for safety reasons

The new Superintendent of the Duval County Public Schools says football games with "large attendance crowds" will be moved to either Saturday morning or to a 5:30 p.m. start time on Thursday or Friday.

Several local high school football games have been rescheduled as a result of the deadly shooting at Raines High School last Friday.

Raines High School and First Coast High School will play this Saturday at 10 a.m., along with Lee and Westside High School.

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Raines and Ed White High School moves up one day, to Thursday, September 6th at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, September 22nd, First Coast plays Ribault in another 10 a.m. matchup.

The statement comes four days after 19-year-old Joerod Adams was shot and killed after the Raines High vs. Lee High season opener on Aug. 24. Around 4,000 people were at the game.

Police said a 16-year-old girl who attends Lee High School was hit by a stray round.

A 17-year-old who attends Raines High School was also hit. JSO said he and Adams were at the game together and were direct targets in the shooting.

JSO believes both males have ties to criminal street gang members. Adams' family has disputed that claim.

Officers have not announced any arrests in the shooting.

“We’ve identified about a dozen games over the season that we will be moving beginning this weekend," Duval County Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene said.

Full schedule changes will be released later this week.