“I seen everybody has it in the school pretty much. It’s all the way around school,” said Shawn Hunter, a sophomore at the school.
Several students tell FOX 7 the suspect arranged for someone to shoot video of the fight on a cell phone and post it on YouTube for the world to see.
“It’s kind of sad they videotaped it and they’re like ‘Oh my God, it’s freaking awesome,” said Devon Wolf, also a sophomore.
“It’s awesome. He got his butt whooped and everything,” said Hunter.
School officials did not want to comment on camera, but they say they are proud of the way the situation was handled, and that the fight was broken up immediately. The school says it takes bullying of any kind seriously and punishments are dealt out accordingly, but some students say the school needs to do more to protect them.
“They don’t do anything about it, usually. They give you a warning, or slap on the hand, and it’s all gone,” said Holly Glass,a senior at the school.
“They should’ve stopped it before it happened. They should’ve known about it before this,” said Bree Miller, a junior.
Students say the fight started over something with Facebook, but the exact cause is still unclear.
As for the video posted on YouTube, those with the school agree it’s strange someone was ready to film the situation and they believe that shows the fight was premeditated.
The school district’s superintendent says civil charges will be filed against the suspect, but did not provide any details on the punishment the school will give him.
The extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown.