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Yukon police seek charges against two high schoolers involved in fight video

Police are seeking assault and battery charges against two Yukon high school students after video surfaced of the sisters beating another student at school last week.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: May 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013

Video footage was apparently shot by multiple people in the school on Friday. In one of the videos, two girls are seen pushing and punching another girl, who appears to not even try to defend herself.

The girl who was beaten and pushed to the ground is a cheerleader, sources tell The Oklahoman. In a text message, the girl said she had no comment about the incident.

“I do not wish to speak to the press,” she wrote. “I never wanted any of this attention and my attorney advises me to be silent at this time.”

Corn said parents of the girls doing the beating have been served with misdemeanor assault and battery complaints at their residence in Yukon. He said the parents of the girl who was beaten did not decide to file a formal complaint until Monday.

A police report detailing the incident indicates that none of the girls were injured in the fight. Denton said numerous eyewitnesses spoke with police after the fight and that police were eventually able to track down video footage of the altercation.

Corn and Denton said the incident appears to be isolated.

by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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