Loudoun County middle school kids running fight clubs; the director warns the parents
The community at J. Michael Lunsford College in Chantilly, Va., is talking about fight clubs after the principal sent out a newsletter to parents explaining and decrying the phenomenon.
Principal Carrie Simms said the students created social media pages featuring and publicizing the fights, which she said spread onto school property after they started off campus.
“We can’t tell you how to parent, but when your kids create TikToks and Instagram pages using the Lunsford name and then try to stage those fights in our hallways and bathrooms, we’ll take action,” a writes Ms. Simms in a newsletter to families, acquired by WJLA-TV.
The parents did not emerge unscathed from Ms Simms’ reprimands; she accused some of knowingly hosting scrums in basements and garages.
School officials are not authorized to divulge details about the fight clubs, as the case concerns school discipline.
Clubs had become elaborate, with some students creating challenges, groups of fighters, and even taking bets on who would win.
In an attempt to thwart the violence, the school deprived pupils of 20 minutes of social time before class on May 19 in what Ms Simms called a “reset”.
“Unfortunately some students created a very dangerous situation for all and we needed to be able to start our education for the day in a calm manner,” Ms Simms concluded in the newsletter.
There has been no indication from Loudoun County law enforcement that she is involved or that charges have been laid against any adults for hosting the fight clubs in their homes.