Parents, school officials sit down to discuss violent brawls at Crete-Monee

A string of fights that were recorded and posted online have parents in one school district outraged, and they are frustrated that District 201-U is following a new state law that limits punishments.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - A string of fights that were recorded and posted online have parents in one school district outraged, and they are frustrated that District 201-U is following a new state law that limits punishments.

It is one reason the district says it cannot crack down on the students who are behind these viral videos.

The violent videos were recorded inside the halls of Crete-Monee High School, and on Tuesday night, parents had a chance to ask board members why they have not taken control of the problem.

More than 100 parents, students and teachers showed up to the Crete-Monee school board meeting a week after FOX 32 first broadcast the videos showing students fighting inside the high school.

While fights are common in many schools, some parents say there's been a spike in violence at Crete-Monee this year.

Parents are also concerned after learning the district has already implemented a new state law that makes it tougher to suspend or expel students for fighting, which is a law that does not go into effect until next school year.

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