Reporting Jim Armstrong
LYNN (CBS) – Video showing two Lynn English High School students fighting was posted on YouTube last week.
Maybe even more disturbing than the fight itself, were the dozens of other students standing by cheering the girls on with their own cameras rolling.
The video shows the fight lasted eight minutes and only ended when police arrived.
WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports
Because many of the teenagers involved appear to be juveniles, WBZ edited the video to hide their identities, but it’s still quite clear what’s going on.
It was a savage fight between two young women at the Cook Street Playground in Lynn. WBZ-TV showed the video to a group of Lynn students, almost all of whom had already seen it.
“It’s like the thrill of watching two prize fighters going at it,” says student Jared Delacruz.
Not only do onlookers fail to break the pair up, several are taking pictures and video of the fight, cheering the girls on.
Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy is also chairwoman of the Lynn School Committee.
“It seems to me like the intent all along was to make the video that would be shared with other people, on the Internet,” says Mayor Kennedy. “That’s really disturbing.”
The girls are students at Lynn English and students who heard about the fight, say it happened last week.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports
The videos were shot by multiple kids from several angles and showed up on several websites almost immediately.
Mayor Kennedy says, “Without consequences to that action, I think we are sending the wrong message to those kids.”
School officials and Lynn Police are all reviewing the videos closely. It’s possible that the girls in the fight as well as those who stood by and recorded it, could all face some type of discipline.