Crystal Lake Middle School Fight Club?

That’s what sprang to mind about noon as I was listening to the robo-call from Crystal Lake Grade School Director of Communications Lori Parish.

Read what she said and see if you come to a similar conclusion:

“School administrators have been contacted by Crystal Lake authorities and notified that some middle school students have been engaging in off campus fighting.

Lundahl Middle School serves junior high school students on Crystal Lake's south side.

“We are cooperating fully with the Police Department as they investigate these incidents.

“While the events have occurred outside of school property, the school environment has been disrupted.

“The information is the majority of the students involved in the fighting reside in the south end of town.

“However, we have information that leads us to believe that students form the other D47 middle schools may have been involved.

“It is our expectation that this behavior will stop immediately.

“Fighting can be considered mob action and is punished as a felony.

“The police will determine what, if any, charges may be filed based on the outcome of their investigation.

“Please talk with your child of the inappropriateness of this type of behavior.”

Most children on the south side of town attend Lundahl Middle School.


Crystal Lake Middle School Fight Club? — 5 Comments

  1. In the voice of Harry Cary: “Holy Cow”! Cal has a blog entry about a school district that IS NOT D-158. Congrats Cal! Does Larry Snow know that you are slipping? lol

  2. We used to call this boxing………sheesh! I’m sure glad I grew up in a time where boys were ‘toughened up’ for life away from mommy and when a ‘wedgie’ was just that, a wedgie. At least the boys weren’t sitting in front of the video game player. This is just silly.

    Now, if a group of boys ‘attacked’ another, then of course that is different and a serious offense not to be taken lightly. But if it’s guys ‘boxing’ or ‘cage fighting’ then it is their choice. Our ‘off campus’ arena was called a ‘basement!’ Back in the day.

  3. Thinking of ongoing fights between these preteens as a club or boys-will-be-boys activity shows an attitude that doesn’t understand what Columbine did to our collective conscious at schools. Bullying is no longer tolerated with good reason. If off campus fighting endangers the safety of kids in our neighborhoods or if it interferes with their education, it has to be stopped. Sounds like maybe both those things are going on in our backyard.

  4. Carolyn, you are so right, i agree completely. David, you are as dumb as a box of rocks

  5. Thank you Michael. What part of my second paragraph do I need to -re-write so you can understand.

    Additionally, the investigation is ongoing. Why put out an ‘all call’ when the facts are still not clear?

    Thank you.

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