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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Students fight at school

Posted at 7:22 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 14:27:11-04

After a series of violent attacks, Keller Middle School is down two students who have dropped out in fear of their safety.

One of their mothers spoke to 13 Action News exclusively.

"My daughter had knuckle bruises on the left side of her face,” said Jennifer Wallace.

Her daughter is featured in two videos that have gotten a lot of attention on social media.

"She has a bald spot on the top of her head where they were pulling her hair," said Wallace.

Wallace was horrified by the videos because her daughter is in both. The videos show her and two other students being physically attacked by peers.  Wallace says most of the people involved are students at Keller Middle School. Both fights took place near Charleston and Nellis boulevards.

Wallace says the fights are happening between during her daughter’s trip home from school after she gets off the school bus.

"These kids pursued my daughter and her friends through the rest of the complex and then to the golf course," said Wallace.

Police were called and the Clark County School District took action, but Wallace says the attackers only got suspensions and are now back in school. She says expulsion is the only way to fix the problem.

"They're just going around beating up kids,” Wallace says. "I don't want my daughter to be a statistic. I don't want a news team to come to the outskirts of my daughter's funeral because these kids wanted to get even."

According to Wallace's daughter, these fights have been going on for the past few weeks, but last week was the first time she was attacked.

In response to the incident, the school district released the following statement:

“CCSD is aware of this fight that occurred off campus, after school hours. Metro was called and school police also investigated. School administrators have met with the parents and appropriate action involving the students has been taken.

Additionally, the Clark County School District will not be participating in on-camera media interviews regarding student fight videos. Doing so encourages copy-cat acts, gives bullies an audience, and keeps the cycle of bullying going by causing further embarrassment to the student(s) involved.”

Wallace has pulled her daughter out of Keller Middle School because as long as the attackers remain enrolled, she won't have peace of mind. She's in the process of transferring her daughter to another school.  

The father of another victim in the videos told 13 Action News he also pulled his kid out of school indefinitely.