Police Investigating "Lindbergh Fights" Videos

School principals have identified some of the students in the videos and will be meeting with those students and their parents.

St. Louis County Police are investigating videos posted online over the weekend showing Lindbergh students fighting off-campus.

The videos have been removed from their original postings, but the original YouTube account, called Fights314, is still active. The Facebook account that posted the videos, called "Lindbergh Fights," was also shut down. 

An anonymous parent emailed Lindbergh school board members and news outlets about the videos.

"As a concerned parent who has interest in Lindbergh High School and its students, you should all be aware of what has been posted on the internet this evening," the parent wrote in the email. "An immediate investigation is imperative!"

Principals have identified some of the students in the videos and will be meeting with those students and their parents, according to Beth Johnston, spokeswoman for the school district.

The school resource officer for Lindbergh is looking into the incident, police said.

Police spokesman Rick Eckhard, who has not seen the video, said he received multiple calls about the video.

“We are looking into whether a crime was committed in St. Louis County,” Eckhard said.

No victim has come forward, and no police report has been written. The fights did not occur on school grounds or during school hours.

The school district is helping police identify students in the video.

"There's not much we can do about it, but what we can do is help the county police department identify these young men," Johnston said. "Certainly we dont condone the fighting."

A two-part series titled "Lindbergh Fights" on YouTube does not involve Lindbergh School District students and does not take place in Missouri.

foxxydrummer September 05, 2012 at 03:16 PM
So they should have settled the argument with their Tickle-Me Elmo dolls?
Jim Dirlam September 08, 2012 at 09:30 PM
How are we going to train a nation of warriors of we don't let them fight it out?
Cutman September 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
The adults are overeacting. Stop the pussification of our Kids..
Cutman September 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM
For 12 years I had a boxing gym with in walking distance from a middle school. It worked miracles with 100's of kids. They didn't have to compete. Just do a boxers workout & sparr when I thought they were ready. Most of the kids were fat, out of shape or cocky and on some kind of medication for ADD or depression. I saw with my own eyes how this 5 day a week program changed the lives of the kid and their home life. I could write a book about the positive results we had. The bottom line is an inexpensive 1700 sf. gym changed & saved lives. That school in the article could turn this into a positive instead of punishing the students. note- every kid that was on medication was off it with in just a few months of training. (my 2 cents) Coach
Cutman September 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I say leave the cops out of it. They had no weapons and it didn't look like a bully event or gang fight. All they needed was ref & boxing gloves. I wouldn't want to see the boys get arrested and have a record for assault.


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