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Videos Catching Bullies Red-Handed

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LAS VEGAS -- Two recent incidents of bullying caught on camera have spotlighted not only the problem of bullying by southern Nevada kids, but also the problem of the attacks being recorded then uploaded to websites like Facebook and YouTube.

The first attack happened a week ago when a special needs student from Roy Martin Middle School was assaulted by two young men.

The second high-profile incident happened in Rhodes Ranch. In the video, a girl is seen being attacked by a student after they got off the bus. Those students attend Faiss Middle School.

According to the Clark County School District, both the students involved in a fight and the student or students who record and upload the video can face charges.

Many kids and parents do not realize that the kids taking the video can also be charged.

"Wow! Just to record it? Wow! That is pretty serious," Freddie Briones, a senior at Chaparral High School Senior, said.

"I do not know if you should even get in trouble for it, but then again, you sort of are provoking the fight more by recording it," Shondre Fryson, a senior Chaparral High School, said.

In a statement released Tuesday, the school district says students who record and post video of fights online just perpetuate the problem.

"Portable technology like cell phones make incidents of violence and/or bullying easier to document. Sharing footage of an assault on websites or electronically from student-to-student serves no purpose other than to further ridicule and embarrass the victim and embolden bullies," district spokesperson Amanda Fulkerson said.

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