Urban Specialists gather coaches, community leaders after murder of Lancaster coach

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Following the murder of a beloved Lancaster youth football coach during a game Urban Specialists brought together a group of coaches and community leaders as a call to action.

Organizers say they want to provide answers to senseless violence like the murder of coach Michael Hickmon who was gunned down following a fight at a youth football league game in Lancaster Saturday.

Dr. Keisha Lankford with Lankford Avenue Services says the community has to pull together to stop the violence.

The action plan for change includes hiring police officers instead of just security guards at games, a new search policy for guests including only clear bags allowed in games, and zero tolerance for weapons on the field.

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