Police launched an investigation last week after learning that seventh grade boys at a Las Vegas high school had formed a “Fight Club” to stage time periods that were used and registered.
The fight club at Tarkanian Middle School has been around for a while, but the school district says it only discovered it recently, Fox 5 Las Vegas reported.
One of the parents not buying that.
“For the volume that these kids were screaming (during the battles) I find it impossible that nobody knew it,” the parent told the station.
The fight club has resulted in a number of suspensions, to the station. The parent says that his son was one of the suspension of the students.
“I agree that he is confused by video recordings,” said the man. “But he is a 12-year-old boy, like most of these children are there and they just want to be cool. They want to fit in, some want to jump in the ring.’ Hey that is exactly what children do.”
The Clark County School District Police are investigating the cause of the fight club. The fights were held in a bathroom during school hours.
The attacks were posted on Instagram or Snapchat and the bets on the results were usually $5 to $10, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
Students who said they witnessed the clashes, said one of the battle rules excluded the face to hide the bruises, the paper reported.
A number of suspensions were for 10 days, according to the Times.