The First Rule About WCPSS Fight Club Is….

Video showing a male student knocking out another on Apex High School’s campus is taking off on Twitter, less than 24 hours after the fight happened.

The video posted to Twitter lasts only 20 seconds. In it, a large crowd of students can be seen circled around the two young men who are throwing punches at each other on the sidewalk, outside a modular unit. The video ends with one of the students knocked out, face down on the sidewalk. Other students can be seen stepping in to help him up. – ABC 11

Just what fresh Hell is this?? It’s like we’ve got a version of Fight Club going on right here in Wake County Public Schools.

What’s the first rule of Fight Club? YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.

Check out the shoulder shrugging version of not talking about Fight Club from officials:

Wake County school administrators were nonplussed by a video circulating on Facebook of two students involved in a fight at Apex High School earlier this week.

School district spokeswoman Lisa Luten said that fights at school and bystanders recording them on their mobile phones are not uncommon, and that a fight doesn’t necessarily lead to suspension or expulsion for the students involved.

“Removing that child from the classroom is not the answer to the problem,” she said. – WRAL

Zero Tolerance CatThis has to be said:  Where is your Zero Tolerance God now, WCPSS??

Uh, yes, removing the kid  is exactly the answer. I notice that Ms. Luten’s quote didn’t give what the answer actually is.

I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt that WRAL didn’t publish her full comment there, because that just can’t be WCPSS policy to let them just stay in the class after brawling.

Apex High sophomore Taylor Griffin said fights happen about once a month. Since the beginning of the school year Raleigh Police have responded to 209 fight calls at the city’s eight high schools.

“It was a little scary, but it’s almost become a normal thing,” she said. WRAL

209 fight calls to Raleigh police in the first few months of school?? Folks, for perspective, we’re roughly 13 weeks into the traditional calendar school year.

Question for the media: How many more calls went to the Wake Sheriff or surrounding suburb sheriffs?

It’s almost become a “normal thing”.  Gooooood night!!

So, who runs barter town, WCPSS?

UPDATE: The account, “@30SecFights” has not removed the tweet with the fight video from Apex High. Scrolling through the replies to the tweet is rather depressing, if not disgusting.  When this update was posted, 5,747 people had retweeted the tweet and 5,545 had favorited it.

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5 Responses to The First Rule About WCPSS Fight Club Is….

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  2. Zach says:

    Zero tolerance was a joke then and still is. Suspending every student who fights doesn’t help the issue. It gives teachers 3 days without the student and 3 days for the student to do whatever they want at home, usually with little to no supervision. Instead I would propose give them in-school suspension for the same length and include in that time class work they otherwise would miss, community service around the schools, and sessions with the school counselor, social worker, or psychologist. Then follow the sequence of 3, 5, 7, your out (or whatever district policy is).


  3. Bulldog says:

    First fight three day suspension; second fight seven day suspension; third fight . . . See ya next year.


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