VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (KAKE) - After the events that unfolded over the weekend at a basketball game in Valley Center, many wonder what a school district can do when parents, students or players get out of hand at a sporting event?

KSHAA (Kansas State High School Activities Association) officials say that there are three levels of consequences schools can impose. All are rare, and the highest level hasn't been levied in at least the last decade.  

In a nutshell, KSHAA says that students are expected to maintain the same respectful behavior at a sporting event as they do in the classroom, specifically the "Sportsmanship Rule," also known as Rule 52. This rule bans chants or cheers against a specific player or involving derogatory language. When things get out of hand, schools can pull students aside and talk to them, eject the problem spectators from the game, eject everyone from the game, or even cancel the game altogether. 

Even removing a single student fan from a game is highly unusual and also something school administrators at the game handle, because they know their students better than anyone else.

Jeremy Holoday is the Assistant Executive Director for KSHAA.

"They know if it's something out of the ordinary.  Why is this what you know, you're not you're not normally like this What what happened here, you know, let's have a conversation. Or if they know Yeah, this is kind of typical and he was on he or she was on the last leg already. It's time for them to stop be involved in our games," he said.

He added that, just looking at basketball on any given night in Kansas, there are hundreds of games with thousands of students involved. A simple ejection of students for inappropriate behavior is something that may only happen a few times per season.

In his eleven years with KSHAA, Holoday could think of only one time a school ejected the entire student body for not upholding the behavior expectations of that school at a game. He also wants people to know that both coaches and referees can help with identifying potential problems at games.

"We don't want officials to address a student in the student section or the crowd in general. We like them to try to find an administrator that is nearby for them to address it on their behalf," Holoday said.