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Saturday, January 28, 2006

High Schoolers Videotape Fight Between Classmates

What Gets You Suspended - But Not Expelled - at an Alaskan High School

Megan Holland of the Anchorage Daily News reported on the doings among students at Dimond High School:

Fifteen Dimond High School students who officials say watched and cheered while two of their classmates bloodied each other in a videotaped fistfight at Kincaid Park last week have been suspended along with the fighters.

The fighters -- a 10th-grader and an 11th-grader -- may face criminal charges of disorderly conduct or assault for the clash that started over a girl, Anchorage police Lt. Gardner Cobb said.

One of boys reportedly suffered a broken nose and concussion, school officials said.

"It got pretty nasty," said Dimond High School principal Cheryl Guyett, who saw the video. "We don't tolerate this type of violence."


Confirmed spectators, who ranged from ninth-graders to 12th-graders, were suspended for three days; the fighters were suspended for nine days.

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