Officials at the North Syracuse School District are looking into a video depicting a fight between students that has been shared on social media nearly 1,000 times.
The video shows two students at the junior high school involved in an altercation inside a bathroom.
One student is shown repeatedly hitting the other student.
Experts at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center advise students that if they are sent a video that depicts bullying, don’t share it– it only adds to the problem. Instead, take the video to an administrator.
The school district has issued the following statement:
The District became aware over the weekend of an altercation between two students at the Junior High School. As a result of this incident, the student disciplinary process has been initiated and the matter has been reported to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, which is now involved in investigating this matter. The District has increased security within the building and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to make sure that appropriate action is taken against anyone who is responsible for inappropriate conduct toward others. The North Syracuse Central School District is committed to ensuring that all students are provided a safe and appropriate learning environment. Those that do not comply with this expectation will be dealt with appropriately.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.