Look, (most) kids do dumb shit.
I may be projecting a bit here but it's amazing that anyone can get out of their teen years without being seriously maimed, killed or put behind bars. The latest news from the "look at these dumb-as-hell tiny humans" beat comes from Scarborough where three teens were just charged with assault.
The teens, among other students at Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I., are accused of making "Fight Club"-style videos which they apparently call Friday Night Fights. Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook with Toronto Police told CTV that the incidents came to their attention after a kid was jumped by six others last week.
"Apparently a group of students basically attacked (the victim) which caused him to require medical treatment, while others allegedly stood on and recorded the incident," she said. Toronto Police are actively looking for evidence of these videos.
This is not something you should strive to do kiddos. Go read a book or something.
The kids are reportedly sharing the videos with each other on Snapchat—for those of you not in the know, Snapchat videos are permanently deleted after 24 hours. While school yard fights are as old as, well, school yards, the use of social media always gives parents something new to worry about.
This is hardly the first case of this, teen-made Fight Club-style videos have popped up in Sacramento, New Jersey, New York and so on and so forth. Many say that social media and sites like World Star Hip-Hop are breeding copycats but in reality, fights have been on the interweb for years now.
The Toronto Star talked to a student of that school who told a harrowing story of being surrounded by 20 kids, getting sucker punched by one of them and then getting beat on by the rest of the crew.
He said he expects to see it show up on Snapchat soon.
It's all really rather unpleasant but let's get one thing straight here dummies. If it is a group of students attacking another student, like CTV reported, it is not a fight it's an assault and a pretty cowardly assault at that.
So call it, like, Friday Night Jumpings or some shit.
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