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POLICE: DeSales H.S. teacher arrested at high school football game

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William Sanford (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) William Sanford (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say officers arrested a high school math teacher during a high school football game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

It happened Friday, shortly after 9 p.m.

Police say officers working security at the stadium received complaints from multiple attendees that two drunk people were in the stands trying to start fights with others.

Officers proceeded to escort 25-year-old William Sanford and one other suspect out of the stadium.

But police say when Sanford was told he had to leave, he "took off walking at an increased rate, trying to blend into the crowd and get away from us."

"I then had to run after him, and again escorted the subject outside the exterior gate," a police officer wrote in the arrest report.

On the way out, Sanford allegedly once again tried to pull away from the officer's grasp and "was cursing loudly, causing alarm to many of the guests." When the officer told Sanford he was under arrest, he turned around and "squared up" on the officer, according to the arrest report.

Police say it took three officers to subdue him.

Sanford smelled strongly of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet, according to the arrest report. Police say he claimed to be a teacher at DeSales High School.

Sanford was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct and menacing.

The DeSales High School website lists Sanford as a math teacher and adviser to the "Gaming Club."

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