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ONLY ON 3: Mother says daughter was "attacked" in schoolyard fight

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A schoolyard brawl isn't news, until it hits YouTube allowing the whole world to access the girl fight at Laney High School. Brooke Glisson's mom Emily says her daughter is the victim of the fight and she doesn't want her daughter's future destroyed by someone else's recklessness.

"Things like this that get on YouTube, when you got to look for a job or look to go to college and somebody Google's that," said Emily Carder. "Once it's online that's going to affect you. What you do today in school and what you do in high school today will affect you in the future."

Carder says she is concerned about her daughter Brooke now that a video of a schoolyard fight involving her daughter was posted on YouTube. Carder says Brooke was attacked by the other girl in the video and wanted no part in the fight. She says the other girl called "TT" instigated the altercation first by calling Brooke names. Then, Carder says TT threw a drink which she says was soda on Brooke before the fight even started.

"The video that's on YouTube doesn't show that part," says Carder. "It only shows the part where my daughter is being grabbed by the hair and thrown on the ground."

Carder says the other girl has continued to harass Brooke online since the fight happened and she's worried about what "TT" could do next.

"She has sent messages to my daughter saying that she's ready for round two," said Carder. "That she enjoyed how my daughter squirmed under her fist when she was beating her."

Carder says to her this is the obvious work of a bully. She says she thinks teenagers resort to fighting because of what they see on television but she thinks some kids may need a reality check.

"You never lay your hand on somebody or something like that," said Carder. "There's no excuse for it. None."

Carder says the Brooke was given three days suspension and the other girl was given five days. She says her family will not tolerate the abuse her daughter suffered and they plan to take legal action.

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only on 3

so WWAY's given the kids what they wanted - exposure - and right or wrong exposure at that. They received coverage on YouTube and now they're on the local news. Wow, what a nice thing to be able to put on a resume and does this really deserve the #1 spot of news on the website.

Don't fret...WWAY was

Don't fret...WWAY was actually late at getting the news on this Rocky Balboa type event.
The fight video is scheduled to be on Tosh.o and America's Funniest Videos in the Spring, and may even find a spot on American Idol with options for the 2 girls to have a career in film and TV because, even the loser gets a piece of the pie on American Idol.
All of this takes the pressure off of Saffo and both Berger's...wouldn't you all agree?
If this type of entertainment is what you like....then have at it:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=school+fights&oq=school+figh...

Karate~!

Hey here's a brilliant idea. We have all four of our children in karate to teach them to defend themselves. Try putting your kids in self defense classes and you would be amazed at how they can take care of themselves. TT would have been taken down by any of my kids.

This is NEWS

This is news worthy. but, it should be against the law to post on YouTube. That is what is wrong. Kids think if they make YouTube they have made it in the world. I think it is a shame. Kids look up to this trash. And most of the time you will see them on CNN, etc. That is what is wrong. It should be on the news that they are in jail and charges have been brought against them. but, what is so bad is the parents will pay the price, with lawyers, etc.. The kids will be stars. That is what needs to change.

Why should something that

Why should something that happened in a public place be illegal to post on YouTube? The video in no way hurt anyone or violated any rights. Why should anyone be arrested or go to court? This was simply 2 girls having a fight. It happens. The only problem I see is the overreaction of some parents, and them wanting to take it into the legal system.

Guest 1946,

Are you serious? You have no idea what you are talking about. Parents don't want this to go to court. They are forced for it to go to court. When kids get into fights now regardless if they are defending theirselves or not, it goes to court. The resource officers are involved not just the principal and their parents you know. It is immediately turned over to the resource officers and they make the charges. Then, the kids have to go downtown to the Juvenile Court and see a person of the court. Then, that person makes the judgment if it goes in front of a judge or not. What happened to go to the office see the principal your parents get called and then the punishment is dealt with? Now, it is this NO Tolerance crap. Like that is really helping. Kids are fighting at a higher rate now and they are more evil than ever when they do it. This time it was a one on one situation. But, that is far and few between anymore. The gang of kids nowadays are all saying Come get your one but the one turns into 6 or more of them on one person. Then, the kid gets stabbed or shot. I find all the high schools here over rated. Who cares anymore about the prom, senior trip, homecoming, football games and ect... That is why my child at the start of second semester is leaving her school and going to the adult high school at Cape Fear. If she wants all that after school activities I will throw them for her and her friends. Because high schools are overated and full of thugs. But, good luck to the ones who are stuck there and have to spend six hours a day around it. By the way THUG to me means all walks of life not just one race and age. There are good kids out there who want to be there and succeed, it is a shame the Thugs can't be kicked out. Here is a new rule for the school board, "One time of breaking the No tolerance rule THEY are out". Not the first time you get In school suspension, second time one day outta school, third time 2 days outta school, and fourth time we talk to your parents about ten days out. It is a shame what this has all come to. God Bless us all in this day and age.

Beat down!

Actually fighting IS a crime! Its called assault and battery! And if one girl clearly got beaten, she's a VICTIM! Arguments happen, fights are criminal! And Bullying is now a crime too! After all, bullies rarely remember their victims, but the victims never forget their bullies, you would hate it if one day the victim snapped, took out the bully, and YOU or YOURS were in the cross hairs!

Maybe your too old and to rural to live in the BIG CITY!

idiots

I go to laney and saw the fight and theyre both trash. T.T. has been kicked out of multiple schools and brookes boyfriend sucker punched some dude for no apparent reason a couple weeks ago then continued to call him profanities. Theyl both grow up to be unsuccessful people who contribute nothing and I'm sure this is the first of many times both will be on the news for something negative

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k john? u dont know me so obviously u cant say im trash and just because my ex boyfriend did something stupid doesnt mean im like him or make the same mistakes

Our FUTURE.....

Hey TT,

You should practice over and over again..... Would you like to super size your order? Because this will be the life you CHOOSE for yourself if you do not get it together...... Really do you not have better plans for yourself..... this is crazy..... wrong..... in so many ways. Are you ready for prison? What if you would have seriously injured this girl? There is nothing she could have done to deserve this type of beating. What did she do? let me guess.... she called you a name... no, she looked at you... no, she looked at your boyfriend... etc, etc, etc.......

To both of you and all the other young women attending any high school--anywhere; you only need to concern yourselves with who you are going to be when you are grown--- be the beautiful (inside),smart, useful, proud, sincere, kind, STRONG, women that you want to be. Stop wasting your GOD given talents away on this type of non-sense- tomorrow is not promised to any of you!!!!! What will they say you achieved when leave here???? Come on....... Do SOMETHING YOU WILL BE PROUD OF!!!!! PLEASE...............

Don't feel bad lady...this

Don't feel bad lady...this video posted on YouTube, and all these people went on to prestigious jobs in their communities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmtg4Z2G_P4

Only in America :-)

My child attended Laney.....

My child attended Laney..... Because we READ THE SCHOOL RULES in the school handbook....( you know the one they give to EVERY student during the FIRST week of school) we had a LONG discussion PRIOR to the school year starting that under NO circumstaces were they to ever fight back. PERIOD end of discussion.It CLEARLY states in the HANDBOOK that if you hit someone EVEN after they have hit you, it makes you just as guilty!!!! And for ANY child over 16 it means COURT!!...... FIRST thing we taught our children is DISIPLINE!! It takes alot of self control.....ALOT not to return a punch in anger.....And to the mother that is "worried" what the future holds for her child because of what may be "googled" in the future.....the same will hold true for the other child in question, it is very sad that these two young ladies do not know any better than to be invovled in such matters. They should have been involved in Band, Flags, Cheerleading, any one of the MANY extra activities that Laney does offer. And as for the parents... EVEN IF YOU WORK, could/can be invovled in the PTA.... maybe with a "parental presence" at the school your girls would not have been involved in this whole situation. Looks like the "google" search will more than likely be a MUGSHOT!

guest 6789 Comment on fight between 2 girls

Ok, well maybe I didn't watch the same video as you did! Because I did not see Brooke fight back at all! Her Dad and Step-mom are very involved! People kill me with these comments on here! Unless you know the whole story why leave a comment. And to the boy who attends Laney now, you cannot judge Brooke by what someone she was dating did. And Brooke is far from TRASH!

epic failure

"we had a LONG discussion PRIOR to the school year starting that under NO circumstaces were they to ever fight back. PERIOD end of discussion"

Congratulations - you have failed as a parent.

Under NO circumstances!? So if your child is getting jumped in a bathroom in the middle of a class period when there aren't other students walking around who could help, he/she is just supposed to curl in a ball on the floor and keep on getting hit?

I feel sorry for your child/children.

Thank you SoutheastNC for

Thank you SoutheastNC for your comment. No need to feel sorry for our children, BOTH went on after graduation to join the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, married and have SOLID CAREERS to support their families and our grandchildren. SO....guess the self control/disipline we taught them actually paid off.

They joined the Air Force?

Unless they are para-rescue men it seems they are still taking your advice to avoid fighting at all costs.

The joined the Air Force?

Sad to say, but this is the most disturbing comment made, and that's saying alot. Please, please, please tell me you're not representing America in some other branch of the military.

go after them

Go after the girl that started the fight. She and her friends are trouble and will continue to cause trouble until something is done. Perhaps if the namby pamby school system can't do something, the criminal justice system will.

As for the one who took the video, you are no better than she is. And for the ones standing around, I hope they can get them as accessories. This was assault pure and simple and if it happened on the street, the law would deal with it. Schools protect idiots like this girl and her friends.

And for "momma" who will be defending her, take her out behind the barn and beat the crap out of it and teach her a lesson or you will be visiting her in jail or even worse, in the graveyard.

How times have changed.

How times have changed. When I went to school, kids squared off quite frequently. There was no legal action, the school was not blamed it was just part of growing up. It was just something that happened. I say let Brooke brush up on her self defense skills and go for a rematch.

true

But we didn't shoot and stab each other either

We used to dip spitballs in

We used to dip spitballs in alum and aim for the other kids mouths. That way when we hit the bulls eye (target) and it went in their mouth...they couldn't rat on us...their mouth couldn't open...it was drawn shut. And also dip the spitballs in cinnamon and when it hit their eyes...they couldn't see "Who Done It" from the stinging/burning effects. Plenty of entertainment without YouTube to view it on...we just relied on witnesses to pass on the info.
Don't remember any stabbings...only thumb tax set in peoples chairs and when they sat down, they launched upwards towards the ceiling only to come back down.
Those were the days :->

Emily carder

I love how she uses her daughter to glamorize herself when the news or community will not do anything for the situation. Seek legal action. Seriously, Emily? Enough is enough you are making it worse!

laws are needed

Obviously the school needs to supervise students better.
I'm not even concerned with Barny (resource officer) Fife's non-response.
There should be a state law that if a video is posted showing a crime, instead of given to police, the poster should be severely punished.
Why is this a school matter, instead of a criminal matter.
School employees are not equipped to handle these situations.

The person who posted this video is a piece of crap also.
Hopefully, one day someone can do the same for them, catching him being mugged or robbed or worse.

Congratulations video poster, you have a bright future being a stand around do nothing.

But you will always be able to film fights for Michael Jordan shoes when they go on sale, or public
housing lotteries for free apartments.

I love how you begin this

I love how you begin this article, trying to make excuses as to why you find this newsworthy, after other comments on a related article question the newsworthiness of this article.

Just because the video was put on YouTube, does NOT mean it's newsworthy. The parent is concerned about how this video can affect the future of her daughter and I understand that as a parent myself. And I hope they do seek legal action and follow this through to make sure this doesn't happen again to their daughter. I feel sorry for all parties involved.

However, this is still just a school fight. You putting this story on the air and online does nothing but bring more negative attention to the matter at hand. Kids get into fights everyday at schools. And a lot of immature kids post videos of these fights on YouTube. But that doesn't make it newsworthy. Had you not reported on the video I'm sure 99.9% of the public would never have known it existed. If you ask me, you're contributing to possibly more damage of this young lady's future. I don't know if the video stated the girl's name but you're article has, thus drawing more attention to her.

With the pattern of TMZ-like reporting that is going on at WWAY, are you guys actually resorting to searching YouTube for "newsworthy" reports?

Wish there was a Like Button!

Absolutely agree!!! WWAY will continue to report on these types of stories until someone actually gets hurt from their "deep undercover" investigation. Lets bring more attention on the girls who were involved and create more drama when they head back to school next week. I just checked TMZ job site and unfortunately, there weren't any positions available. Keep trying guys, dont give up, someday you guys can move to California and become hard hitting investigators for TMZ! I'm sure Downey when he gets here for the Iron Man film will pull up this site and see as well that you reported everything about him even when he was thinking about wearing those lifts. Keep it up guys!! I see that smaller market award coming back to wilmington again!

I am behind you in getting

I am behind you in getting the law involved. But beware what your child was suspended for. They call it Affray. That means your child had a way out of the fight and didn't have to fight. Just stand there and get her butt kicked. My daughter was involved in a fight where she was jumped in the classroom and had no way out and she still was charged with affray and had to go to see the juvenile person downtown. This was in middle school at Williston.All because she wouldn't stand there and just let the girl beat on her. Because she fought back and was trying to keep the girl from doing her harm, she was charged.They expect that our children aren't going to defend theirselves. I expect my child to defend herself at all times. The girl who jumped my daughter ended up at Lake Waccamaw at the boys and girls home for a long time. because when she returned to school she hit a teacher. So, I hope you get justice for your daughter. Also remember this bad girl has friends and they can make your daughters life a living hell. Also, look up what affray really means. Just another word for the justice system to throw around. Good luck and I hope your child gets through this ok. God Bless.

Teach your child how to fight like a wild animal.

I am very familiar with the TT's of this world.

A Bully needs a crowd of people to see his/her work in action. They gain their strength from other people watching the fight and encouraging them on. A bully cannot stand alone. If you get the TT's of this world by herself in a corner somewhere, she will squirm like a little scared puppy. I can bet you anything that TT is enjoying all of the attention that she is getting from being a bully. Attention gives the idiot strength to do something else. If TT was ignored, she would not have any power at all.

Teach your child how to fight like a wild animal, because they are going to school with wild animals each day. When they walk out of our doors, they are faced with gangsters, children of crack heads and meth users. Jealous and evil girls with hygiene problems raised by some parents who do not have any morals.

Do not expect the school to protect your child. Teach them how to protect themselves and beat the living tar out of the TT's of this world.

Teach your child how to fight like a wild animal.

I am very familiar with the TT's of this world.

A Bully needs a crowd of people to see his/her work in action. They gain their strength from other people watching the fight and encouraging them on. A bully cannot stand alone. If you get the TT's of this world by herself in a corner somewhere, she will squirm like a little scared puppy. I can bet you anything that TT is enjoying all of the attention that she is getting from being a bully. Attention gives the idiot strength to do something else. If TT was ignored, she would not have any power at all.

Teach your child how to fight like a wild animal, because they are going to school with wild animals each day. When they walk out of our doors, they are faced with gangsters, children of crack heads and meth users. Jealous and evil girls with hygiene problems raised by some parents who do not have any morals.

Do not expect the school to protect your child. Teach them how to protect themselves and beat the living tar out of the TT's of this world.

I agree! Who in their right

I agree! Who in their right mind would stand there and be beaten up? Our school system sets up our kids to fail and lose just for trying to do the right thing. I got my daughter out of Williston as soon as I could. Did you know that a student there has an ankle bracelet? Our children do not need to be exposed to that kind of animal. They are growing up and figuring out who they are. They do not need to worry about the criminal element while doing so. The animals that breed animals should all be locked away.