Thursday, September 15, 2011

District 150 students recent fight videos now playing on YouTube


I saw these student fight videos over on peoria.com. The fights appear to be on and near the grounds of Glen Oak School. This fight was more than likely brewing all day inside the school building and erupted once school was let out. I am reposting them here hoping that some teachers or adminstrators might be able to identify some of these knuckleheads and pull them in to help them resolve some of their issues.

The adults in the third video should be arrested for encouraging one child to "beat" anothers "a**" and you will notice that the adult female actually knocks one of the young girls to the ground, when she got advantage of the girl the adult was supporting. Again, these adults need to be arrested - this fight will continue in the neighborhood. Now parents will be looking to get at each other. The school can help in squashing this issue.

Videos removed. The videos can be found on Youtube (search on "legacychyck)

33 comments:

Mahkno said...

Kudos to the adults in the second one who tried to break things up.

Emerge Peoria said...

The "adults" in the third video are illustrative of why schools are afraid to call the parents of bullies - they are usually violent jackasses themselves.

Sharon Crews said...

Thanks for posting this, Emerge. Anything to shed light on why there are problems in the schools has to be a positive. Also, bringing the problems to light forces District 150 to admit to the problems.

The school personnel can certainly try, but the school has absolutely no leverage over these adults, and those adults will continue to influence these children. And the unfortunate part is that if the parents are notified there is always a possibility that they will take matters into their own hands to retaliate and the cycle continues. I do believe that there are ways that the parents can be held accountable, but District 150 administration and board members don't want to go down that

Emerge Peoria said...

I sent a link to the Principal and Assistant Principal of Glen Oak. I also copied in the Superintendent and the Chief School Resource Officer.

walk of shame said...

I didn't know if you ever visited peoria.com so I came here to email you the link...I am glad you have posted this.

I think it is easy for people, namely me, to think that this stuff doesn't really happen. How sad to be proven wrong. How can we expect kids to behave when they are encouraged to fight by adults.

Dennis in Peoria said...

While I agree with your intent in shedding light on the problem of school fighting, a bigger problem will be when websites like Drudge report or other racist websites might pick this up and probably do a big write-up about "look at how these ****** youth act on a daily basis". Might be better to download these clips, put them on a DVD, give copies to police and school authorities. And then find a way to delete them from Peoria.com.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Frustrated said...

WOW! Very disturbing. The two adults were egging things on -- unbelievable.

I thought Glen Oak was K-12. Some of those students in that video looked older than 14???

This is no school problem, this is a social problem.

The adult female in the video should be charged with battery. She knocked that little girl down and started striking her.

Emerge - it is could that you forwarded these videos on to the proper authorities.

Anonymous said...

Sharon says Dist150 "has no leverage" over adults (parents?)but then says "there are ways that they can be held accountable". Please enlighten us of those "ways". Many ciizens, administrators, and board members want to know...

Anonymous said...

This video truly disturbed me on so many levels. It is my hope that the "adults" in this video who encouraged this young girl to beat the other girl's *ss find themselves in a law suit. They are the poorest examples of role models I have seen.

What can we expect from children if they have these types of "role models"? No matter how great schools are or could be, children still have to go home and often have unengaged, unsupportive, non-existant parents. Whatever positive influence a teacher may have from 8-3, many times it is undone within a half second.

Emerge, thank you for posting this. Unfortunately, this is what needs to be shared, but it begs the question, "When is enough enough?"

Dennis in Peoria said...

I was going to recheck 1st 2 videos, as I don't remember seeing Glen Oak School in background, but rather a residential street; but 1st 2 are gone now. If those 1st 2 videos occured somewhere in a neighborhood, Glen Oak School can't totally be at fault for that.

Whoever shot this video is just as irresponsible as those involved in the fights; I hedge to bet that 'legacychk' was under 18, not 21.

walk of shame said...

I emailed the videos to Lathan, some of her cabinet, the entire school board, WEEK, and the Chief of Police. I know others have emailed PJ Star and the principal of the school.

Emerge Peoria said...

over on peoria.com, "leslie110" said: "I emailed the videos to Lathan, the entire school board, WEEK, some of Lathan's cabinet members, and the police chief."

I see this as a perfect opportunity to send a message to "parents" - zero tolerance for encouraging kids to behave this way on school property.

Sharon Crews said...

I said the school, not the District, has no leverage--District 150 can definitely find a way to have leverage and to back the school's efforts--that certainly hasn't been tried in a long, long time. Convince me that board members want to know.

I guess I didn't have to answer how to make parents responsible--Emerge says zero tolerance. District 150 won't know until it tries. It's true I don't know how to make parents accountable. However, I think District 150 should take on that initiative--absolutely nobody in District 150 has tried to make parents accountable.
Speaking of textbooks--that would be a great place to start for accountability. Every year District 150 fails to collect many, many books issued to students. Schools have stopped even trying to recoup the money lost from unreturned books--that is one of the reasons there is a shortage of textbooks.
It would take real work on the part of 150--but these are real debts that parents have not paid.
Parents should be "inconvenienced" every time their children get into trouble at school--the should be forced to come to the school to do whatever is required of them, etc. After a while, they would get the hint and figure out that they have a responsibility to send their kids to school ready to behave.

Sharon Crews said...

Frustrated, I think you probably meant K-8, not K-12. Glen Oak was supposed to be K-8, but the worst-laid plans of District 150 didn't work out. The school proved to be filled to capacity with just K-5 or 6--not sure of the last grade.

Sharon Crews said...

It's good to know that uniforms keep kids from fighting--I think we were told that uniforms would contribute to better behavior. Also, it would appear that some kids aren't wearing uniforms--or is the 4th week of school too soon to expect compliance?

Anonymous said...

I am amazed that .... you all are amazed or horrified by this. It happens all the time. Parents or the "adult" in the situation making it worse. It used to happen at Greeley all the time. Family, friends and or gang/members would wait across the street or at Morgan Park and jump the students. Violence like this has long been tolerated and swept under the rug. It is much worse now. Telling the powers that be, is a joke. The chief of the sro's pretty much will say or do what he is told to say or do. And while we are on this topic, any one hear what happened at Woodruff yesterday?

Anonymous said...

Not to justify anything involved...but if you view the 3 videos in order it appears that the girl with the black top actually involved in the fighting was confronted initially by the smaller girl in the blue striped top as well as others and the 3rd video is the result when the "adult" arrives in support of the black topped girl.
The videos haven't disappeared, they are still accessible by clicking the YouTube link during video play.

Emerge Peoria said...

I noticed that the girl in the striped tank top appears to have started the fight by walking up on the girl in the black shirt and saying 'hit me".

I also noticed the way the girls are dressed - the uniforms - indicates the girls in the light blue/stripes might be a gang.

Emtronics said...

Yes let's ID these poor misdirected youths. Then after a stern talking to, let's reward them. Then, lets hide them from the public and news because gee, if Drudge gets these, they may make a race issue out of it.

FEH

Sharon Crews said...

Apparently, WEEK picked this up and showed this video on the news. I can't imagine that the board and Lathan will be happy about what they feel is confidential info.

Anonymous said...

Teachers don't forget it is your responsiblity to raise test scores. If not..... it is your fault. You are a bad teacher!!!

Frustrated said...

Sharon - I was running out the door when I posted and thus my comment was riddled with errors. Thanks for straightening me out. So . . . that is even more troubling to me if Glen Oak actually ends at 6th, which should mean students are 11 or 12. There were a lot of kids in and around that fight that looked much older. The girl in the black, was she 12???

I think the little girl with the tank top looked 12 -- she was quite a scrapper.:)

I still stand by my comment that the female adult should be charged with battery. She had no business putting her hands on that child, even if the child was the one that initially started the situation.

Anonymous said...

Glen Oak is K-6.

Are we sure this is Glen Oak. It does look like a new school but more like Harrison.

Sharon Crews said...

Frustrated, I don't py attention to grammatical errors--except in Jon's case when I was being petty. Yes, I agree some should be arrested for this event. Also, I agree that some of these individuals look too old for 6th grade--and some probably are. The ones at Lincoln were passed on, but maybe not the ones at Glen Oak.
Anonymous, I think the buildings in the background look more like the vicinity of Glen Oak, not Harrison.

barefootnhippie said...

Pretty sure it's Glen Oak. Having said that, a lot of older kids get out before G.O. dismisses; it's entirely possible that the kids on the video don't actually go there, that they're just neighborhood kids on the property. Do we have a timeframe (not just date) on when this all went down?

Anonymous said...

My question becomes---if this is Glen Oak, when was this filmed? This two laned entrance has a concrete arch over it now and Glen Oak does not have benches down the driveway. The trashcan is another thing never seen at Glen Oak. I agree that the neighborhood does look like the East Bluff around Glen Oak but this campus does not.

Again, Glen Oak is a K-6 building which dismisses at 3:30. It is right up the hill from Woodruff where a lot of kids with problems are being educated this year. I am sure that many of them have siblings at Glen Oak and will walk the hill to pick them up after school. If this hasn't happened at Glen Oak yet this year, it is most likely to at some point.

Emerge Peoria said...

This is Glen Oak School, on/near the basketball courts directly across from the Boys and Girls Club.

Sharon Crews said...

Why did you put it back up--no objections, but I could never watch it more than once either. I can decry the behaviors and want to punished the behaviors, but--at the same time--I can't help but feel badly that young people feel compelled to solve their problems this way--and to build up their fragile egos. It is all about self-worth and the lack of which that causes these kids to devalue the lives of others, also.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this series of videos, I recognized one of the adults who was trying to break the fight up and get the kids to go home. She lives at Delaware and Ravine, which is where the fight in the first clip took place. She informed me of a few interesting pieces of information. 1) More adults actually witnessed this fight, but did not get directly involved. 2) After the kids started to disperse, a police officer picked up one young lady; however, she was not one of the fighters. 3) The witness I spoke with did not realize that the fight continued at Glen Oak. She saw the mother of the larger girl fighting pick her up and take off. She was stunned that the fight continued after the police had been made aware of this altercation. It could be speculated that the officer picked up one of the witnesses, asked her some questions and dropped her off. I am disturbed that if the officer was made aware that a large fight was taking place, that he/she would have done a more concentrated patrol in the area.
The witness of this fight thinks perhaps these kids may not have been from Glen Oak, but rather Lincoln. She said they came up from Kinsey, not from Glen Oak's direction.
Emerge, perhaps this video should be shared with the Lincoln school administration. I still feel very strongly that the mother needs to be held accountable for her role in this situation.

Emerge Peoria said...

I put the video back up because I was afraid if it was out of sight, it would be out of mind. I agree, the adults in the video need to be held accountable.

District 150 told 1470 WMBD that it will release more information as it becomes available.

Seems like we should be hearing something any day now...

Anonymous said...

I am not seeing any breaking news about the fight or the lack of books in the district. What has happened to the media in this town?

Anonymous said...

Actually, I recognize three of the students in the video. The big girl in black, and two others who smiled and posed. It is not like a big secret.

walk of shame said...

I did hear back from the Peoria Police Department and they have started an investigation. I never did hear from any of the shcool board members, Lathan, or any of her staff that I emailed.