Bangor High School Brawl Caught on Tape

Updated 10 months ago

A disturbing video of two girls fighting at Bangor High School was posted to Facebook Tuesday night.

The mother of the 15-year-old girl who was attacked the conflict between the two girls fighting at school started between messages sent to each other through Facebook over the last several days.

Principal Paul Butler says fight between two Bangor High School students started in the morning.

“There was a physical conflict between the two students, and we responded, and managed the conflict in line with our practices. It was a situation where students engaged in a physical conflict, and we’re putting it through our procedures for managing it the best we can,” said Butler.

He says that a nearby on-duty teacher saw the fight happen.

“The first teacher assessed the situation and asked for help from another teacher that was some distance away. The teacher made a judgement call based on their training and what they thought was the best to manage the situation, called for support, and received support . I would support that teacher’s decision in that moment,” said Butler.

The mother of the girl who was attack first saw the fight on Facebook.

“She was like, I was tagged in a video. I said really, and she said yea, it’s all over the internet and I watched it without her, she was actually having X-rays done, and I watched it and wanted to vomit. It’s appalling, you know students standing around, cheering, video taping,” she said.

She says the school has been escorting her daughter to class since the fight occurred, and has been very supportive.

“I thought it was terrible. I couldn’t even imagine getting like thrown to the ground by my hair.The fight went on for awhile before a teacher came up and was like hey. But, nobody tried to say anything,” said eleventh grader, Alyssa Dill.

“I heard about it through school and it was on Facebook later that night, the video of the fight actually happening. I don’t know what it was about, but fighting over stuff like that when they have plenty of resources at the high school where you can sit down and talk it out. The assistant principal, the principal, the guidance counselors there are really good, and I just think it definitely couldn’t been avoided,” said eleventh grader, Stephen Riitano.

Principal Butler said repeatedly that his students are great and this isn’t a clear reflection of them.

He also said they have taken disciplinary action towards all students involved, including those who filmed the fight.

The mother of the 15-year-old who was attacked says the school has been supportive and has escorted her daughter to every class since the fight happened.

She has pressed assault charges.

We’re not sure if the teen has been charged at this time.

 


  • hollora

    As a 1967 graduate of BHS, I am absolutely blown away with this happening! There is no excuse for violence like this in a public school! NONE! Kids do what they learn and see in their lives and obviously the oppressive person has no regard for others – not sure why but very sad and regrettable. There is no excuse for this behavior and it should be punished both at the level of the public school system AND criminally to the fullest extent! And we wonder what is wrong with the US and our World today???? Let’s look at behavior like this which some will morphed to be acceptable and ok (some how, some way – there will be an excuse). It is just one of many problems in society today! And then – why did NO ONE step up to put an end to it earlier! This is not the BHS where I went to school and felt safe. A regrettable change in the school system, community and society I guess.

  • Robert Murphy

    Sorry, no one intervened into this situation. I would sue any teacher who witnessed this confrontation and did not step in in a timely fashion…………..Pathetic!!!

  • Jenny Yasi

    why in the world didn’t the other kids try to stop it?

    • jdmur

      this is today’s society,…sickening.

  • Monica McLain Luce

    The girl in the red never even hit back assault charges should be served on the girl in white. Where the hell were the teachers? Why didn’t any of the students step in and help how awful!

    • someone12345667

      but thats high school for ya

  • Anon

    I would be interested to hear what the law and policies are about teachers intervening. It does seem common sense that someone should step in. However, teachers are not always allowed to use common sense. I don’t think that everyone should be so quick to blame the teachers. In many places, teachers are not allowed to, they would need to contact the authorities and simply wait for them arrive. Sounds ludicrous, maybe we should work hard to change that.

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