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Chicago Public School administrators say a recent spike in violence has driven them to take the rare step of barring fans from some high school basketball games.

Chicago Public School administrators say a recent spike in violence has driven them to take the rare step of barring fans from some high school basketball games. Sports administration director Calvin Davis says that for the rest of the season, the district will keep fans out of games between schools that have a history of conflict. He says in all cases fans from visiting teams will be banned. The decision comes after a CPS basketball player was shot in the leg Tuesday during a post-game gathering. On Thursday, police had to be called to another school to break up a brawl started by two female spectators. And on Jan. 9, five people were shot outside a basketball game at a south side Chicago school. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. ______ Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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