Hamlin Middle School Teens Post Fight Footage to Facebook

A teen fight is never anything a parent wants to see happen, but when it is caught on camera and posted all over the internet, it raises plenty of concern.

This past weekend, a concerned parent stumbled upon one of those videos and brought it to the attention of Kiii News, hoping it would prompt the authorities do something to prevent it from happening again.

The video was posted over the weekend on a teen's Facebook page. According to the post, students decided to meet somewhere near Hamlin Middle School and fight.

The mother that brought the video to our attention is worried that this kind of thing could happen to her own child, and for fear of any backlash to her child, she did not want to be identified.

"The video, I came across it through Facebook," she said. "It's public, so anyone can view it."
Her child also goes to Hamlin Middle School, attending classes with some of the people involved in the video, and she wants something to be done.
"I am afraid that it can happen to my own child, or someone close to us," she said.

The Facebook video post has over 200 likes and more than 100 comments. In some of those comments, it appears that some adults are approving of the fight. In one comment, a teen says her mother was at the fight.

"There was at least one adult condoning the fight," said the concerned mother. "They posted it on Facebook, proud of themselves."

When the video was showed to authorities at the Corpus Christi Independent School District, the matter was investigated and the students that were involved were given a warning. Since the fight happened after school hours, and not on school property, it is hard for the CCISD to step in.

"But that doesn't mean that we don't want to know about these incidents," said Lorette Williams, CCISD's director of communications. "Many times, these incidents end up in the learning environment, in the classroom, and we want to be aware of them so we can take precautionary measures."

The Corpus Christi Police Department is also looking into the matter. They say that, until a victim comes forward, there is not much they could do but keep an eye on some of the troubled areas.

"Our officers, they become aware of these videos and they start paying more attention to where these types of events happen," CCPD Officer Kirk Stowers said.

In the meantime, the concerned parent hopes that the students learn their lesson, and hopes this does not happen again.
"These girls are involved at a school that my child goes to," the concerned mother said. "No one is safe there. It worries me a lot. It does."


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