VIDEO: NY girl fight caught on tape, parents demand action



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A group of girls, middle school students in the Bronx, got into a brawl caught on video, which was then posted on YouTube.

Then, talk of a knife. "She's getting a blade!" someone says off-camera.

In the video, wearing a yellow shirt, is 14 year old Kci Rosado. "I was very angry and I was a little scared, a little nervous," Rosado says now.

Rosado told her parents about the fight, which took place July 9th after summer school. "I just saw the beginning of it and I broke out into tears because, that's my daughter," says Kci's mother Cynthia.

With more and more videos like this popping up on sites like YouTube, what's a parent to do?

WNBC asked the director of the Parenting Institute at the NYU Child Study Center for some advice. He says parents should know what the policy of each school is when it comes to bullying.

"Some of them say that anything that happens on the internet in which kids have met one another at school...that that is, in fact, against school policy," says Richard Gallagher of the NYU Child Study Center.

This fight took place off school grounds. And the response usually depends on the level of threat. "If it really is involving violence and if their children are hurt, I think parents should take action and probably get the authorities involved," Gallagher adds.

"We went to the precinct three or four times, school four or five times. They couldn't do anything for us because my daughter wasn't physically injured," says Kci's father Jose.

"I'm calm about it and all but I can't, you know, turn my back for a minute without thinking is somebody, one of them, gonna do something," Kci says now.

The video was removed from YouTube. And Mrs. Rosado says the school is now calling for a meeting among parents.

Lynda Baquero
    NBC Newschannel

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