Green Country girls caught on tape fighting, rumors of planned brawl

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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 9/17/2013 6:36 pm Published: 9/17/2013 4:30 pm

Video of two girls from rival high schools fighting in a Sapulpa park this weekend has escalated into threats of a brawl involving guns and other weapons.

Now, parents at Sapulpa High School and Charles Page High School in Sand Springs are worried about the safety of their kids.

The two schools play each other in football on Friday night and rumors are spreading among students and parents that a violent fight could erupt at the game or after.

But, police and school officials say parents don't have anything to worry about.

According to Sapulpa police dispatch logs, the fight happened at a Sapulpa park late Saturday night.

Officers say by the time they arrived, the fight was over and since both girls were fighting and it wasn't an attack on one kid, there were no grounds for an arrest.

Parents told FOX23 News they felt parents should have been called to nip this problem in the bud before it escalated.

Now, rumors are now flying about students planning to bring guns, machetes and brass knuckles to an all-out brawl Friday night.

"The research that's been done thus far tells us this is nothing but typical student tweets, tweets from big-talking students. And we're not alarmed, and we're not surprised," said Lonetta Sprague, Sand Springs Assistant Superintendent.

Parents are and say Sprague should be, too.

Sprague said the district is prepared for anything.

"We've still got work to do. We will be investigating all week," she said.

She says school security and administrators are talking to any and all students rumored to be involved.

But Sprague says Charles Page and Sapulpa are big rivals and rumors of threats often pop up the week of this game and she says they always take them seriously.

"Nobody in that city or our city wants to have anything ugly happen," she said.

The school also plans to beef up security.

"We will be vigilant. We will all have eyes open, and have all hands on deck in addition to our security team," she said.

"Anybody that is caught bringing a weapon onto school property can face a felony, and they will do so," said Sand Springs Assistant Police Chief Mike Carter.

Carter says high school students fighting is nothing new, but after mass shootings in schools across the country, parents become hyper sensitive to threats involving weapons.

"I think that brings more concern of parents, not so much about a normal fist fight, you know, two girls fighting -- not to minimize that that that's good -- but that's different. But that brings on the images of what if it turns into something more," he said.

Carter said he will be in constant contact with both schools' security teams and administrators.
"They need to be worried about who's putting balls in the end zone, not some other threat. And we'll make sure they have a safe time," he said.

Parents said the rumor is the fight will be after game and off school property, so they're concerned security may not be able to help.

Police will have a heavy presence across the area, though and encourage parents to make sure they know where their kids are after the game.

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Mayor Maynot - 9/18/2013 11:39 AM
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Back in the day when I was in public school rivalry was toxic. Memorial vs Edison generated a lot of sentiment. Once Edison came out tied a dead chicken to the flagpole tied the chain at the top and greased the pole. We returned the gesture by spelling profanities on their field in rock salt.they had to resod the whole field. Go Big Blue Machine

gettingby - 9/18/2013 7:36 AM
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I take it the rivalry was over football and pep rallies, not SAT scores and gpa? Oklahoma, high school football really is not necessary and it costs a lot of money. Before trash talking on the social networks becomes toxic, and children do hurt children----play the games in the early afternoon without an bleacher full of revved up sixteen teen year olds. Better, yet, play it to empty bleachers----it only takes one kid to carry out a threat that many talked about to change things forever. The administrator needs to be very proactive here.
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