Middle school students in Loudoun County, Virginia, have formed “fight clubs” that involve brackets, betting and challenges, and some parents are aware that the fights are taking place at their homes, according to the principal.
J. Michael Lunsford Middle School According to Fox 5 DC, Principal Carrie Sims warned in a letter to families that these fights took place in the school’s hallways and bathrooms.
Sims also said that some students are also fighting, home with parental knowledge.
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“Many parents are well aware of their child’s participation, hosting some in their garages or basements,” Sims wrote. “When your children create TikToks and Instagram pages using Lunsford’s name, and then try to organize these fights in our hallways and bathrooms, we will take action.”
The principal said the school held a “reset” on Friday in which students came and reported directly to counselors and were not allowed their usual 20 minutes of free time in the morning to socialize.
“Unfortunately, some students created a very unsafe situation for everyone and we needed to be able to calmly begin our education for the day,” Sims said in the letter.
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Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Dan Adams told Fox 5 DC that “violent behavior, fighting and the promotion of it on social media have no place in our school community,”
“We take matters that involve the safety of our students and staff, both physical and emotional, seriously and focus our efforts in cultivating a culture of kindness, inclusivity and affirmation for each and every member of our student body and staff Will continue to grow.” Said.