Alberni RCMP investigate teen YouTube brawlers

Students have been suspended in Alberni and an RCMP investigation is underway into teens who brawled then uploaded the fights to YouTube.

School suspensions have been netted out and an RCMP investigation is underway into fights staged off of school grounds that were filmed and uploaded to Youtube.

The fights occurred in the wooded area behind Alberni District Secondary School, the participants of which were high school students, SD 70 Superintendent Cam Pinkerton said.

The fights depict teens punching, kicking and wrestling then high-fiving each other when the altercations are over. “Video of the fights was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday and I saw it Friday morning. There were only 42 views then so it was fresh,” Pinkerton said.

Students involved in the brawls were quickly identified and five-day suspensions netted out, Pinkerton said.

School officials have apprised RCMP of the matter as well, he added.

Officials are working to determine the identity of the students who filmed and uploaded the video to YouTube. Suspensions will be netted out to them as well, Pinkerton said.

A similar situation happened three years ago. “We clamped down on it hard and things died down but we’ve had an incident again,” Pinkerton said.

The incident is more disconcerting for school officials because a student assembly regarding safety and behaviour held the same week that the incident took place, Pinkerton said.

The RCMP is meeting with school officials Monday morning to discuss the matter and how it should proceed, Cpl. Jen Allan said.

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