Video of violent teenagers goes viral
POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:29pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 5:23pm
El Paso, TX — A video of two students violently beating each other on Socorro High School grounds has gone viral and now Socorro Independent School District's administration is looking for the culprits.
The video shows clearly two Socorro High School girls violently hitting each other and a group of girls surrounding them and encouraging them. A concerned parent on News Channel Nine's Facebook page brought it to our attention.
The the Socorro Independent School District's spokesman had this to say:
"Anytime we see students engaged in behavior that may impact their safety and security on campus, it's something that we definitely always take action on immediately. It's something we never care to see," said Daniel Escobar.
Apparently this has happened before district wide.
"I think that all school districts have had situations where students at one point or another have gone ahead and either have been in actual fight or orchestrated something that simulates the fight club mentality and they do go ahead and put it up on YouTube," said Ysleta Independent School District Spokesman Patricia Ayala.
Some schools block online access and social media during school hours, but after hours it's harder to monitor students.
News channel Nine asked our Facebook fans what they thought:
"This is crazy. I have my kids' passwords to their Facebook and email. I monitor like a hawk," wrote Shania Windom.
"It is upsetting that some people have become so voyeuristic that they intentionally look for negative things/events to record in order to post up on social media to get a reaction," wrote Sonny Franco.
"This is nuts. What is wrong with these girls? Schools should monitor the social media," wrote Carol Gaussin.
Escobar said the school is investigating.
"There are consequences to this type of behavior, not only those involved in the altercation but also those that are posting things like this that become a distraction on campus," said Escobar.