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Bring it On: Cheerleader Terrorized by Catfight Video Posted on Facebook

STORY CONTRIBUTED BY GIGI BARNETT OF CBS AFFILIATE WJZ BALTIMORE

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) As students at a Montgomery County high school watched a football game on the field, one student captured cell phone video of a brutal attack on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.

Gigi Barnett reports the attacker is suspended, but the victim is hurt twice by the video that's now on the Internet.

Video of the attack was posted on popular Internet websites. While students are chatting about it, parents have concerns.

John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring was quiet Thursday afternoon, but behind the school Friday night, it was a totally different scene.

A member of the cheerleading squad was attacked by another girl, angry and determined to fight 17-year-old Temperance Maupin over a boy.

"Are you the 'B' that tried to 'F' my baby's daddy," recalled Temperance.

For Temperance, what made it worse is that someone posted the video on the social networking site Facebook.

Many students at the school have posted comments.

"They were just like, LOL, ha, ha, ha," said Temperance.

"How do we allow ourselves to get to that point where we are so angry, and we're conducting ourselves as we saw in the video," said Thomas Anderson, principal.

That's the question the school's principal asked the girl who attacked Temperance.

"The disciplinary actions that I put forth is as strong as I can make it," said Anderson.

That's a 10-day expulsion. Parents now want action.

"I was shocked. I almost kept her home," said Lola Hill. "I want to know if my child is going to be safe coming to this school."

The school's principal says Kennedy High has a leadership program that teaches students conflict resolution skills.

So far, no charges have been filed in the incident.

STORY CONTRIBUTED BY GIGI BARNETT OF CBS AFFILIATE WJZ BALTIMORE
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