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Video of HS Fight Making Rounds on Social Media

Rockwall-Heath High School student says she has been bullied for years



    Fight Between High School Students Posted on Facebook

    Both students were charged with Class C Misdemeanors after a fight is caught on video and posted on Facebook. (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2012)

    A fight between two high school students is the talk of Rockwall after video of the altercation was posted on social media sites.

    Sixteen-year-old Kierra Perry, a junior at Rockwall-Heath High School, said it's a moment she hates to relive.

    "I honestly thought she was going to kill me," she said. "I'm sorry, but when I was on the ground and she was pounding me, I feel like she was reaching like trying to kill me."

    Now that the video is on Facebook, Perry said she can't escape it.

    "I don't understand how people, like, find humor out of someone getting in a fight," she said.

    She and the other student have been charged with Class C misdemeanors. Both have been suspended.

    Perry said it started in the cafeteria when the other student commented about her clothes. Fists started flying when Perry confronted the girl moments later for bumping her in the hallway.

    Perry said it has been going on for years.

    "You can only take so much of someone's bullying," she said.

    The Rockwall Independent School District is investigating all sides of the incident. It said it could not comment on the details of the fight.

    The school district also sent NBC 5 this statement:

    The Rockwall Independent School District takes any allegation of bullying extremely seriously. Although we cannot discuss individual student discipline issues, I can tell you that we are investigating the allegations in question both at the campus and district levels. It is always our goal to work in partnership with parents and students to quickly address and resolve such issues.

    The Heath Department of Public Safety has charged both students with disorderly conduct.

    "It is not tolerated by anyone," Sgt. Scott Trammell said. "That's why the court system is in place, so that both stories can be heard and any evidence that's found -- video and such like statements and witnesses -- they can be heard, and a proper decision can be made."