ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Police in St. Louis County are investigating videos which appeared on YouTube, allegedly showing high school students taking part in organized fights.
Officer Rick Eckhard says in a press release that the videos, labeled “Lindbergh Fights,” have been removed from social media sites. Two videos with the same title remain on YouTube but date back to last year.
Lindbergh school district spokeswoman Beth Johnston confirmed that participants in the fights were high school students but that the fights did not take place on school property.
“Even when you’re fighting for sport or for entertainment, there is certainly the potential there that somebody could get hurt so we don’t support this type of behavior,” Johnston said.
No police report has been filed but Eckhard says police have been investigating since the videos came to their attention.
“We are looking into whether a crime was committed in St. Louis County,” Eckhard said.
Johnston says the district is aiding police in their investigation.
“Our principals have identified the students who were involved. Our principals are meeting with those students and their parents to talk with them.”