The Wake County school system is investigating a Twitter account that claims to show videos of student fights taking place this school year at Panther Creek High School in Cary.
“Panther Creek High School Fight Videos” is a Twitter account, since deleted, that was created by a student at the school. It showed videos it said depicted fights on campus, on buses and in the cafeteria.
Principal Camille Hedrick talked to students shown in the videos and determined several fights were not real, but staged so they could be posted on social media, according to Lisa Luten, a Wake County schools spokeswoman.
Hedrick determined other videos were taken from the Internet and showed fights from prior years at the school or fights of students at other schools, Luten said.
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Hedrick has held multiple conversations with students this week, including meeting with them at lunch Wednesday, to talk about the responsible use of social media, according to Luten.
Luten said she could not say if any students were disciplined because it would violate their privacy rights as their names have been posted online. But she noted that fighting violates the district’s code of student conduct.