Viral video of Chiefland Middle School fight leads to additional security – CAIR Florida
Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Viral video of Chiefland Middle School fight leads to additional security

By WCJB Staff
LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Extra security is in place at Chiefland Middle-High School after “non-credible” threats were sent following a viral video of a school fight.

Levy County deputies say a video posted on multiple platforms has been viewed more than two million times. The video shows a fight between students in the cafeteria on January 8th. Some suggest one student is being attacked because of her religion.

School district officials say all students involved were reprimanded. Levy County School Board Superintendent Christopher Cowart released this statement about the video:


The Council on American-Islamic Relations released a statement saying they are disturbed by the attack.

CAIR-Florida’s Central Florida Regional Coordinator Lara Abu Ghannam said, “CAIR-Florida is outraged to learn of the attack on a young Muslim female student at Chiefland Middle School in Levy County, Florida.” Not only are we disturbed by the physical attack on this young student but also the jeering and laughing by those witnessing the attack and the strikingly apparent lack of intervention by administrators.”

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