Fight club fans won’t back down

Local students fighting.
Local students fighting.

The administrator has recently finished school and was surprised at how fast people liked the page.

‘Fights are a normal part of high school, there is nothing special about them,’ the administrator said. ‘They are not bullying fights, they have been planned out, as you can see in the videos (the fighters) make up after.’

According to the administrator, the worst schools for violence were Coodanup and Halls Head community colleges.

The administrator said the people in the fights hadsaid they did not care about appearing on the page.

‘People are naive, it’s part of life and they think we’re kids for fighting, but they do things in everyday life which are childish. I think they’re shocked because when they were growing up, there wasn’t as much fighting as now.’

South Metropolitan Education Region executive director Margaret Collins said parents needed to take the lead role in managing their children’s behaviour outside of school.

‘From time to time, schools are made aware of incidents in the community that are impacting on their students during school hours,’ Ms Collins said.

‘In some circumstances, for example students fighting after school in school uniform, it may be appropriate for the principal to take disciplinary action.’

Ms Collins said all public schools had a mobile phone policy and their use was banned in the classroom.

‘It is up to individual schools whether they allow students to use mobile phones during recess and lunch breaks,’ she said.