This from the Times:
A fight yesterday morning between students, siblings and parents at
Whitman Middle School in Crown Hill apparently started as a result of
Facebook messages related to a student’s sexual preference, according to
One participant was arrested, according to a Seattle
Police Department report. Two others suffered minor injuries.
brawl started at about 7:45 a.m., as parents were dropping off their
children for school, according to the report.
One parent told
police she was there because she heard her daughter was going to be
attacked by other students who had threatened her on Facebook. Another
participant said she was dropping off her little sister when she was
An argument broke out, which led to shoving and then a
full melee, according to the report.
At least five people were
It ended when Whitman Principal Sue Kleitsch got tangled
up in the melee, according to the report.
Police, called to the
scene, helped break up the fight and interviewed those involved.
What a mess. It would be interesting to know what interchange could set off a fight like this.