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Girl and mom livid after vicious Chaparral fight

Posted at 12:08 AM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 03:23:10-04
A valley mom is demanding answers from the Clark County School District after the vicious fights that have been happening at her daughter's school.
We've been telling you about a string of fights at several valley schools on the same day late last month. Now, the mother of one of the girls seen in the Chaparral High School fight video says she was never even notified that her daughter was hurt in the fight.
Melody Shorts was walking to choir class when she saw the brawl break out in the hallway of her school.
"They're all like 'Oh My God look at this fight,'" said Shorts. "'Beat her, beat her!' I was like are you serious? So I dropped all my stuff and I went behind one of the girls and I tried to grab them to get off each other. I was like let go; it is not worth it! Let go! Let go! I was repeating myself. It was so bad that their hair fell out. Their braids of hair got ripped out."
Shorts said this isn't the first time something like this has happened at school. She's seen at least six other fights this school year.
"There's been a lot of drug problems, people smoking in bathrooms, people having sex under the stairs," she said.
Even though Shorts said she was just trying to break up the fight that day, she was still indirectly hit in her jaw, which sent her to the nurse.
But Shorts said the school never notified her mom. Instead, she said she was handed an ice pack and told to go back to class.
"They should have called me immediately," said mother Michelle Steva. "My boyfriend goes to me, what?! Why are they still not giving us a call and I'm like I'm livid! They have not called me! My daughter was hurt!"
13 Action News reached out to CCSD Wednesday afternoon to comment on why they never contacted the mother. We never heard back.