High number of fights at NJ school coincides with Facebook Fight Club creation

Posted at 10:59 PM, Mar 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-27 22:59:15-04

This is no run of the mill school yard brawl.

It’s allegedly part of a collection of recorded fights –a sort of “Fight Club”, at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey.

Parent and former-graduate Andrew Murdock told Pix11 he’s not amused.

“That’s not good, because it’s not the way that we are brought up,” Murdock said.

A handful of the fights were anonymously posted to a Facebook page the headline reading “Facebook Fight Club”.

The videos have since been taken down but it didn’t matter.

Word still spread quickly.

“Other schools that have fights, they’re not being branded as a bad school because they don’t’ have a Facebook page to tell people it’s a bad school”, Sunil Subramanin.

But the anonymous Facebook poster and the dozens of other students who posted comments all broke the golden rule of “Fight Club”.

As actor Brad Pitt stated so eloquently in the cult favorite, “Fight Club”, the first rule about Fight Club – is you don’t talk about Fight Club.

Superintendent Michael Schilder is well aware he has a problem on his hands, and confirms there have been a dozen fights at the school since September including 7 this month alone.

Students are on spring break this week.

But Schilder sent home a letter to their parents that reads in part, “The administration responded quickly to these fights and knew the student identities well before the videos were posted; disciplinary action was taken in each case. As for the Facebook postings, the district has no legal jurisdiction…”

The school continues to look for the unidentified person who created the page.