Videos of fights with ties to Kitchener school posted online
Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:10PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:39AM EDT
Some students at a Kitchener high school say they’re surprised and disappointed by a new Twitter account that focuses solely on fights involving their school community.
“You don’t really expect things stuff like this to go on at this school – in general the school is really friendly,” said student Han Xie.
The account, dubbed CHCI Fights, began sending messages late Tuesday night.
Its profile says it will post “beef” involving the Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute community, and encourages people to send in their videos.
As of late Wednesday morning, there were four videos posted of fights. Some appeared to have been shot on school property, while others did not.
A fifth video was added in the afternoon.
“I think it’s created just for popularity and it really doesn’t have any meaning or purpose,” said student Andrew Shepherd.
“It should be taken down.”
Officials with the Waterloo Region District School Board say that they are aware of the account and are investigating it.
If the person who started it is identified and found to be a student, their punishment could range from detention to expulsion.
Waterloo Regional Police are also looking into the matter.
“What we’re trying to do is encourage individuals not to promote violence within our community,” Staff Sgt. Mike Haffner told CTV Kitchener.