Black Young Women “Play” #30SecondFightGame In School (Video)
“School Fight Clubs” are popular with many young Black students across America! Where are the parents, mentors, and community leaders of these children?
A teenage girl is battered and beaten inside a Detroit school restroom while other girls watch and record the whole thing. However, this isn’t the first time this girl has been assaulted at school. Her family says administrators know about the fighting and chose to look the other way.
School is supposed to be about reading, writing and arithmetic, but inside the walls of Detroit’s Ludington Middle School a bathroom has been used as a backdrop for brutal teenage brawls.
It’s a game called “30 Seconds,” but no one is playing. One eighth grader pummels another while a group of girls stand by egging it on — taping and timing it.
“This happened during school at eight o’clock in the morning. Where was security, the staff, teachers? You do not notice that 15 of your kids are gone out of a classroom?” said Arletha Newby.
Somehow 13-year-old Jasmine Crawley walked away with only broken glasses and a few scratches. She says she was pressured to fight, restlessly harassed for losing and now bullied for coming forward.
“She has comments on her Facebook leading from this tape of her getting beat up — ‘Snitches get stitches,'” Arletha Newby said.
Jasmine’s family learned about what happened after her classmates posted the video on the internet. They immediately went to the school, which they claim brushed it off because Jasmine had done this before.
“Nobody got in trouble, not the people instigating, not the people that were fighting,” Arletha Newby told FOX 2.
“It’s a two way responsibility here. We’re not just pointing the finger because, again, I know my niece is not an angel here. I just want to make sure that the schools are involved and that they’re professional and that they’re diligent with handling situations like this,” said Felisia Newby, Jasmine’s aunt.
That’s why they filed a formal complaint with Detroit Police. They want DPS to take action, even if it means disciplining Jasmine. Whatever it takes before it’s too late and a student gets seriously injured or even killed.
“I think right now we just need to be preemptive with having a solution,” Felisia Newby said.
“This is something that’s going on in the schools, and this is something that needs to be addressed,” said Arletha Newby.
Late this evening we received a statement from a DPS spokeswoman. She said the school does plan to follow up and pursue disciplinary action.