District Probes Video of Student Fight at Coral Springs High School

Fight at Coral Springs High School

 

By Kevin Deutsch

A viral video shows a fight between two students at Coral Springs High School Wednesday.

The footage shows a male student with his arm in a bandage or cast throwing and repeatedly punching a female student inside a classroom at the school at 7201 W. Sample Rd.

“This confirms this incident took place today at Coral Springs High School involving two students,” Broward County Public Schools said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “School staff intervened to bring the situation under control. There are no reports of injury. The school is in communication with the students and families involved. Coral Springs High School’s leadership takes all incidents involving student safety seriously and follows strict protocols for ensuring those who take part in fights or other negative behaviors face appropriate disciplinary consequences as outlined in the Code Book for Student Conduct.”

The fight was the latest in a series of recent incidents involving physical violence in local school classrooms.

Earlier this month, a student was criminally charged by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies for assaulting a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, authorities said.

The ninth-grader at MSD was charged with felony battery on a school employee and simple battery.

According to a BSO arrest report, the student “intentionally attacked and struck the victim…numerous times about her head and face with her hands.”

“During this unprovoked attack, the defendant….placed the victim…in a headlock and bit her right pinky finger,” deputies wrote.

According to the report, she also struck the teacher on her left shoulder with a cell phone numerous times, causing redness and bruising.

During a separate incident in October, an MSD student provoked a tussling match with her teacher when she tried to wrestle away the teacher’s laptop in an effort to see her grades, law enforcement records show.

More recently, deputies responded to Somerset Parkland Academy on Nov. 4 after a juvenile student became “physical” and “belligerent” toward staff, BSO records show.

On Nov. 3, at Riverglades Elementary School, school administrators told deputies a teacher’s aide grabbed a student by the arm because the student was misbehaving and swinging his lunchbox, records show.

Deputies said they found no evidence of criminality.

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Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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