Aurora, Colorado will not hold its annual Sentinel A-Town All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Games today due to the crime wave that has broken out in the town.
According to reporting from the Aurora Sentinel, the games “will not be played after school and police officials said there was potential risk of violence at this time.”
Newly elected conservative Aurora City Councilman Dustin Zvonek hit back at officials this morning saying that, “We should never cower and allow criminals to run our city. Let’s do whatever it takes to let these kids play!”
The Aurora Sentinel reports there was no specific threat to the games, but that the safety of players and attendees could not be guaranteed:
“In collaboration with law enforcement, and out of an abundance of caution, Monday’s A-Town All-Star Games will not be hosted at our facilities,” Cherry Creek Schools said Sunday in a statement to The Sentinel.
It became clear to local law enforcement that the All-Star Games could not be held with the assurance of safety of players and spectators, school officials said. A spokesperson said there was no specific threat regarding the school nor the A-Town All-Stars annual event.
The decision to cancel the game was ultimately made by the district, according to an Aurora Police Department spokesperson