Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Chris1
While Teacher’s Away, Children Will…Brawl?
With teachers and the principal of Archbishop Ryan High School, a Philadelphia Catholic school, nowhere in sight, two students launched into a particularly brutal fight that goes on…and on…and on, until finally a fellow student breaks it up. That’s the scene set by a cell phone video that’s been circulating through the media this week, giving us the opportunity to continue our theme of the next generation of dumbasses.
No one seems to be sure what caused the fight, but sources close to the girls have said that there was an ongoing feud between them; one can only assume the fight was held in order to determine who was prettiest, or most popular. Judging by the viciousness of the swings the girls are taking, it was regarding some serious business, at least from their point of view.
With the fight over and no one bearing any long-term injuries or scars, more dumbassery has ensued from the parents of the girls and the media types who have been hounding them for comment, with everyone overlooking the actions of the two young ladies in favor of blaming the faculty who apparently should have been standing guard in the cafeteria.
Now, one could argue that girls this age should know better. Come to think of it, I do argue that; do we really need our teen girls to be supervised at all times for fear that they’ll rip each other’s hair out? As is so often the case when trouble takes place at school, blaming the underpaid, overworked school staff for not having a scrutinizing eye on each of their hundreds of students is not only unfair, but stupid, keeping us from addressing the root of these problems – if there is a problem to be addressed at all. Sometimes people fight, after all, and tugging out a bit of hair once or twice in your childhood does not an evil person make!
In any event, both girls appear to have a shot at a career as professional brawlers should their academic studies not pan out, and, with both of them suspended, that may just be the case.
You can check out a few clips of the melee below:
While Teacher’s Away, Children Will…Brawl?,