Video of fight at Apex High School spreads on social media


See images from the fight


APEX, N.C. (WNCN) – Wake County Schools has asked students to resolve conflicts peacefully after a video of a fight at Apex High School surfaced on social media.

In the video, what appears to be two students fight outside a trailer on the school’s campus amid a crowd. The boys trade blows before one takes a punch to the jaw and falls face first to the ground.

A Twitter user who shared the video with WNCN said the fight happened at Apex High School.

The video started to be widely shared on social media Thursday.

The school system would not address the video directly but issued a statement concerning violence between students.

Keeping our schools safe is a shared responsibility among parents, students and school staff. We expect all students to comply with our Code of Student Conduct. Students who become angry or upset with anyone are encouraged to resolve conflicts peacefully. Teachers, counselors and other school personnel can help students find civil ways to handle disagreements. As a district, we are committed to ensuring that student discipline is handled in a fair and equitable manner. We seek to provide interventions and supports to limit the amount of class time lost due to student discipline.

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