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Viral Burlington Teenager Fight Leads To Arrests

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 A video of a fight among middle school students goes viral and now the Burlington school district and police are investigating.

This is video of three students pushing and punching another student. We don't know what led up to the fight, which happened on school grounds on a Sunday afternoon, but now the district is taking action by pressing charges and suspending some of those involved.      

Police say kids video tape these incidents to share with others but sharing can cause more emotional damage and can follow these students for years to come.

"In the age group they're in, they think it's cool to videotape themselves and post it on social media," said Lt. Jeff Klein of the Burlington PD. "So, everyone can see what's going on."

The three 13-year-old boys in the video have been charged with serious assault and disorderly conduct. The 12-year-old girl who recorded the video has also been charged with disorderly conduct.

 

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