WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A schoolyard brawl isn’t news, until it hits YouTube allowing the whole world to access the girl fight at Laney High School. Brooke Glisson’s mom Emily says her daughter is the victim of the fight and she doesn’t want her daughter’s future destroyed by someone else’s recklessness.
“Things like this that get on YouTube, when you got to look for a job or look to go to college and somebody Google’s that,” said Emily Carder. “Once it’s online that’s going to affect you. What you do today in school and what you do in high school today will affect you in the future.”
Carder says she is concerned about her daughter Brooke now that a video of a schoolyard fight involving her daughter was posted on YouTube. Carder says Brooke was attacked by the other girl in the video and wanted no part in the fight. She says the other girl called “TT” instigated the altercation first by calling Brooke names. Then, Carder says TT threw a cup of water on Brooke before the fight even started.
“The video that’s on YouTube doesn’t show that part,” says Carder. “It only shows the part where my daughter is being grabbed by the hair and thrown on the ground.”
Carder says the other girl has continued to harass Brooke online since the fight happened and she’s worried about what “TT” could do next.
“She has sent messages to my daughter saying that she’s ready for round two,” said Carder. “That she enjoyed how my daughter squirmed under her fist when she was beating her.”
Carder says to her this is the obvious work of a bully. She says she thinks teenagers resort to fighting because of what they see on television but she thinks some kids may need a reality check.
“You never lay your hand on somebody or something like that,” said Carder. “There’s no excuse for it. None.”
Carder says the Brooke was given three days suspension and the other girl was given five days. She says her family will not tolerate the abuse her daughter suffered and they plan to take legal action.