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Boy, 13, Arrested for Posting Video of Fight on Facebook

A 13-year-old Canadian boy was arrested after posting a video of two girls fighting off school grounds.

The boy was charged with “mischief,” which used to only be punishable by detention. And even then, only when the mischief took place on school grounds.

But times have obviously changed because the principal called the boy into his office when he became aware of the video that was posted on Facebook earlier this month.

According to The Star:

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In the video, viewed by the Star, two girls can be seen arguing as a small group, including the filmmaker, approaches.

As the two trade insults, one girl walks away before the second girl grabs her by her lime green backpack, hurling her to the pavement. As the girl on the ground retaliates with a kick, the second girl grabs her by her ankle and drags her a short distance before nearly straddling her and unleashing a barrage of no less than eight punches to the face. As the punches connect, several people can be heard laughing.

Const. Erin Cooper said the boy’s mischief charges relate to interfering with the victim’s reasonable use and enjoyment of Facebook, as outlined in the Criminal Code.

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old Miami student was threatened with a ten-day suspension if he wouldn’t delete a video of a security guard body slamming a student to the ground.

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Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.