Rise in school fights being recorded, posted online

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by LaSalle Blanks, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 18 at 7:40 AM

NORFOLK- Punches, cursing, outbreaks of violence.  Fights are happening more and more at schools across the country and Hampton Roads is no exception.  

We're seeing more of them, too.  Students are recording fights on their cell phones and posting them on the Internet for the world to see.  

While they think it's entertaining, police see these videos as evidence.  Officers are working with schools to identify the students in them and charging them with crimes.  

"You know, people engage in activities in these type settings that if a police officer were standing there they never would," said Officer Chris Amos, spokesman for the Norfolk Police Dept. 

In a 13NewsNow Investigation, we'll tell you about the disturbing problem some use of cell phones can create for school districts in Hampton Roads and how police are using social media to crack down.  Watch tonight at 6.

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