Proviso East High School investigates hallway fight caught on camera

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HS Fight Caught On Camera Appears To Show Security Guards Watching

By Erik Runge
MAYWOOD, Ill. - A fight caught on camera between two Proviso East High School girls appears to show two security guards just watching as it happened.

The two eventually jumped in to stop the fight but not after several punches were thrown.

The district said they didn't know about the video until WGN emailed it to them this morning.

A heavy police presence came Wednesday afternoon outside Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill., all in an effort to prevent a fight from breaking out.

High school investigates fight where security guards allegedly do nothing
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Proviso East High School investigates hallway fight caught on camera

Two girls, one of which WGN was told was pregnant, started throwing punches. Not only did a group of students watch, so did the two security guards; they don't even try and break it up until one of the girls pounds on the other while she's on the ground.

Even after they did jump in the fight continued.

So instead of the two being separated, more punches were thrown. The fight doesn't end until it appears another security guard or teacher jumps between the two. The whole thing last less than a minute.

The district released a statement, saying:

"The safety of our students is a priority in our schools. The district's expectation is that the security staff will intervene appropriately in an unfortunate incident such as this. We have reviewed the video, completed our investigation, and are taking appropriate action."

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