Clark County School District takes step to replace artificial turf fields

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on October 18, 2019 - Duration: 03:10s

Clark County School District takes step to replace artificial turf fields

Not long after 13 Investigates exposed shoddy playing fields at some Las Vegas valley high schools, Clark County School District trustees may be drawing up a new game plan to make the fields safer.

Darcy Spears reports.

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Clark County School District takes step to replace artificial turf fields

AND YOU RUN INTO THIS THAT'SCOMPLETELY UNLEVEL.YOU COULD EASILY TWIST A KNEE,TWIST AN ANKLE.C-C-S-D NOW DRAWING UP A NEWGAME PLAN TO MAKE HIGH SCHOOLFIELDS SAFER...AFTER "13 INVESTIGATES"EXPOSED PROBLEMS AT SEVERALCAMPUSES.ITS NOT JUST PROBLEMS WITHGRASS FIELDS...ARTIFICIAL TURFIS ALSO AN ISSUE...TONIGHT 13 CHIEF INVESTIGATORDARCY SPEARS EXPLAINS WHATC-C-S-D HAS PLANNED TO KEEPATHELETES SAFE.DARCY STANDUP SPORTS FANS LOVEA GOOD UNDERDOG STORY.THIS ONE STARTS AT RANCHO HIGH,WHERE OE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'SCONCERNS ABOUT CONCUSSIONSHELPED 13 INVESTIGATES UNEARTHA WIDESPREAD PROBLEM.GABBY CRAWFORD -- VP RANCHOHIGH 11:20 MY CONCUSSIONS HADGONE UP 300%.I THINK WE HAD LIKE 15CONCUSSIONS LAST FALL.GABRIELLE CRAWFORD IS RANCHOHIGH SCHOOL'S ASSISTANTPRINCIPAL AND ATHLETICDIRECTOR.MS CRAWFORD 16:11 ALL THISSTUFF JUST STARTED UNFOLDINGLIKE A PUZZLE THAT'S BEENWAITING TO BE PLAYED.AND I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT ITTOOK THIS LONG.CRAWFORD IS TALKING ABOUT THECONDITION OF THE ARTIFICIALTURF FOOTBALL FIELD ATRANCHO...SHE'D BEEN CRYING FOUL OVERFIELD CONDITIONS TO THEDISTRICT BUT SAYS HER CONCERNSFELL ON DEAF EARS.TAKING MATTERS INTO HER OWNHANDS TO PROTECT PLAYERS,RANCHO PAID TO HAVE THE FIELDG- MAX TESTED.THE RESULTS CAUSED CRAWFORD TOSHUT THE FIELD DOWN BEFORE THESEASON EVEN STARTED.<NATS FOOTBALL

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