Cellphone video shows fight at high school football game

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:


CLARKSTON, Ga. - Video of female students brawling in a bathroom at Hallford stadium during a recent high school football game worried some parents.

"It's like they mapped it out," said parent Jeanette Reaves. "They're waiting to be given instructions to initiate."

The fight happened during a game between Martin Luther King and Stephenson High Schools. The video shows several girls watching and recording with cell phones as two girls start throwing punches.

Reaves said someone told her son about the violent video after the same group of girls tried to attack him after class at MLK in late September.

Reaves told school police the girls even pushed her when she came to pick up her son. She said the only reason they stopped was because an administrator came outside.

"Because when I tell you these girls was totally out of control. They were out of control,” Reaves said.
Girls weren't the only ones fighting at the game on Oct. 26. In an incident report, DeKalb police said, "...as soon as we broke up one fight another would start."

Police arrested a 17-year-old student for head-butting an officer. That officer went to the hospital with a possible concussion.

Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri tracked down the parent of one of the girls in the bathroom for the recorded fight. She didn't want to go on camera but told Viteri she didn't know about the fight and her daughter was supposed to be there for a game, not a fight.

Reaves told Viteri unless something is done, violence is only going to escalate.

A schools spokesperson said 20 officers from three law enforcement agencies staffed the last football game, along with regular DeKalb police patrols in the area.

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