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Parents, students involved in fight at Durham high school

Posted March 18, 2011
Updated March 19, 2011

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—  A fight between students at Durham's Northern High School spread to include their parents Friday, a school spokeswoman said. 

Tahira Stalberte, chief communications officer at Durham Public Schools, said she didn't know precisely how many people were involved in the fracas.

Stalberte said that school leaders called the parents of students who had been involved in a fight. When those parents arrived, they too got in what Stalberte called "an altercation."

Stalberte said the students had been disciplined by the school.

Both the Durham County Sheriff's Office and Durham police said they had not been called to the school Friday.


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  • heelsrule Mar 18, 2011

    Sounds like the acorns didn't fall far from the tree.

  • jrfergerson Mar 18, 2011

    sounds like the parents are childish as the children - you don't solve anything by fighting yep it is one fine mess

  • jetset Mar 18, 2011

    I work in the schools and see all the classy parents coming in to "set somebody straight" because their child misbehaved. Ha!!! They can come in with their pajama bottoms on and scuffs and a top that shows half their breasts. Yes sir, they are going to call the board on this school, right here and now. Some even curse in the front office in front of other students and parents. You are right. It is one fine mess!

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  • zProt Mar 18, 2011

    Sounds like the parents in Durham learn well from Wake parents.

  • ginlee00 Mar 18, 2011

    This is what is wrong with education in our state !! The parents are often worse than the students.

  • Fredrick Bimmell Mar 18, 2011

    Stay classy Durham

  • TwoWheels Mar 18, 2011

    *sigh* *sad*

  • computer trainer Mar 18, 2011

    Who is going to discipline the parents?? What a mess.

  • mikeyj Mar 18, 2011

    YEP! The "my kids can't do any wrong" mentality. Is not, is too. Did not, did too. I'm tellin. Mama, He started it!