Three juvenile Apalachee High School students were arrested last week and charged with disorderly conduct after police got wind of a secret “fight club” that had been organizing brief bouts during school days and posting the clashes online. Fight clubs have surfaced in bars, schools and other places since the 1999 release of the movie, “Fight Club.” The flick wasn’t a blockbuster, but became a cult classic particularly among young men and teen-age boys.
According to published reports, the first rule of a fight club is to never talk about it. That’s also the second rule. But an AHS student worried about the potential for serious injuries did just that.
The unidentified student told school resource officers Scott Yoder and Bret Maxwell of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office that multiple fights were occurring mostly in a designated boys’ restroom throughout the school day. Each bout lasted only 15 seconds, and video clips of two fights that were posted on Facebook showed the fighting was consensual.
For the full story, see the Feb. 20 issue of the Barrow Journal.
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