Adults in Canada organize student fight club

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You have to wonder about the judgement of some people. Authorities in Canada are saying adults in Alberta are organizing "fight club"-style meetings between students in the parking lot of the school district. Parents of children enrolled in Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools got a letter Friday (February 7th) warning them about the fights, after police ordered they be informed. The letter says in part, "Two adults appear to be organizing the fights. The fight is pre-arranged, the location and time is selected and certain students are invited to the fight. Cars form a circle and turn on their lights. The fight then occurs and is videotaped. The two fights were intense and injuries were severe." School board officials are warning that any adults involved in organizing the fights will be arrested, while students could be suspended or expelled. 

The school board is asking parents and students to notify police immediately if they witness this activity or hear of a scheduled fight in advance. People who observe or are involved in a fight could be charged by police and suspended or expelled from school, the letter warns.

“If we as administration determine the individual poses a risk to others at school, even though the actions occurred after school, the Education Act does grant us the authority to suspend or expel,” the school district said. “If you have questions, please feel free to call the RCMP or your school. Most importantly, talk to your family."

This is not the first such incident to be reported.

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