A sixteen year-old Houston student was caught on video shoving his 66 year-old teacher to the ground during class. The entire assault was posted on the internet. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with injury to the elderly after cell phone video captured him shoving a substitute teacher at Nimitz High School. The cell phone [...]

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In an interesting article out of Florida is bringing to the forefront a situation that is striving to balance one student’s right to live in peace against the first amendment right of others to post a video of something that happened in a public place. Vanessa Chauvin a 14 year old student out of Clearwater, [...]

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TTAPR on February 20th, 2013

A simple facebook or you tube search finds hundreds (or more) student fights. While there are a ton of sites devoted to the negatives of social media, one of the positives is the evidence these posted video recounts are providing for law enforcement and the courts. A cell phone video posted on a student’s Facebook [...]

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TTAPR on December 4th, 2012

Vines High School will have a police presence on Monday after a series of fights last week that led to student arrests. School officials said one incident happened Wednesday followed by another one on Friday. That fight led to the arrest of an unknown number of students. A verbal war on Twitter led to a [...]

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Elmira, NY—In Part One of “Girl On Girl Bullying” we showed you videos of girls fighting one another, uploaded to Facebook and Youtube by students in the Elmira City School District. The student’s faces are covered to protect their identities. A Broadway Middle School student we spoke with says she is in 3 out of [...]

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TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

West Des Moines school officials say comments posted on Twitter and Facebook are behind assaults made by two students. Officials say the problem started when comments were posted online about a car accident that happened in Des Moines. Two 17-year-old students at Valley High School say they felt bullied by each other and on Thursday [...]

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TTAPR on February 1st, 2012

A fight at Opelousas High School goes viral (and on the heels of several high profile incidents just this school year). In September, a stabbing at the same high school. Just a month earlier, a junior high student brought a gun near OJHS grounds. Michael Nassif, Superintendent at the time, called it “gang-type” activity but [...]

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The videos of girls and boys kicking, punching and pulling hair has become a popular trend on sites like YouTube. Most videos show the fights happening in school hallways. Whether fights are real or staged, either way they have become a trend. When “high school fight” is searched on YouTube, a drop-down menu provides at [...]

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TTAPR on November 2nd, 2011

Parents and students described a fight at a Spring high school as a riot, and it ended with a police officer pepper spraying the crowd. A representative for the Spring Independent School District said that two students were fighting in an upstairs hallway at Dekaney High School Tuesday afternoon. At that time, about 200 other [...]

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