Filmed fight prompts warning from Kamloops high school

A fight involving students from Valleyview secondary during the lunch hour on Monday has school officials investigating and asking that videos of the brawl be removed from social media.

Several students were involved in the fight, which occurred off school property and led to some minor injuries, including one student being taken to hospital as a precaution, stated a letter to parents from Valleyview principal Barb Hamblett.

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Hamblett said the video was shared widely online, which she described as “very troubling.”

“Providing a safe learning environment for all students is a priority and something I take seriously,” Hamblett wrote.

“As the staff and I work through this incident, please take some time to connect with your children.

“If they have access to this video, please get them to remove it from their social media and talk to them about how they use social media.”

Hamblett is advising parents to let their children know they can talk to them or any of the staff at Valleyview if they are having problems online and to set out clear guidelines for how they expect their children to use their cellphone and computer.

She said any inappropriate behaviour they see on social media should also be reported to school staff.

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