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Teenage boy killed in school 'Fight Club'

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posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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Teenage boy killed in school 'Fight Club'


www.news.com.au

A TEENAGE boy died after he was punched in the head during a voluntary "fight club" organised by students in a local park after school.

Year 9 student Stephen Luu died in Liverpool Hospital three days after he was punched by a Year 7 boy whom police said was aged 12 or 13.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that the boys involved in the fight club made a pact to conceal what really happened, claiming the dead student had been hit on the head by a soccer ball.

School serious incident reports obtained by The Daily Telegraph under Freedom of Information reveal the fight club was run by high school students in south-western Sydney.

One fight, filmed on a student's mobile phone on September 25 last year, shows students removing their shirts before wrapping them around their fists and boxing.
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posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:10 AM
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First we had the movie now we got the real thing amongst kids


This is really sad that kids today would go this far to prove something to their mates.

The brainwashing from T.V and video is only the tip of the iceberg of what is to come.

It is very scarey what kids will do these days to get onto site such as youtube for their 15 minutes of fame.

More education is needed fast

www.news.com.au
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posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by smokingman2006
The brainwashing from T.V and video is only the tip of the iceberg of what is to come.


What about the book? It was a book before it was a movie you know. Oh, that's right, idiots dont read.

Australia is one step away from being China with all the media censorship and bans. Cant play certain video games, cant watch certain shows, soon you wont be able to visit certain web sites.

Idiots are going to kill themselves, each other and any one of us regardless of outside influences. Personally I see it as a nice "moron alert." Some retard drops a bowling ball off of a bridge because he saw Beavis and/or Butthead do it we know with absolute certainty society would do better without this individual in it and we can toss him on an island somewhere to rot. Hmmm.... maybe Australia?



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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Let's see if this gives some groups another example to use in their fight against movies and literature.

We couldn't possibly direct any blame towards the parents or children themselves could we??

No....it must be the movie or the books fault.




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:28 AM
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Call me Mr Unsypmathetic, but I really don't think we lost the cure for cancer here.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:29 AM
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Ain't nothin new about this except that someone died.

Been going on since forever in history to present, it sucks that this kid died. It is sadly a fact of life when being involved with such things that it's all fun till something bad happens.

I betcha it doesn't stop the others from continuing...



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:30 AM
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If these kids were stupid enough to target the head in full on punches... They deserve it.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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do you mean to suggest that young men fighting is a new concept bought about by a movie?
i remember being involved in organised fights in school years before this movie came out.
traditionally it's called being a teenaged boy.

it's sad, poor kids. they never would have expected to kill one another, poor things, they must have had the shock of their lives. i feel bad for them.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by pieman
traditionally it's called being a teenaged boy.


Of course it is.

You know how all those groups like to attack movies and video games as the root problem of the world's ills though.




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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This is such a tragic and unnecessary story. The Australian government needs to pass a law preventing this from ever happening again.

Its time to ban fists.

Seriously, though, a similar thing happened in my own small town about 20 years ago. Two drunken idiots got into a bar fight...well, if you could call it a fight. Only one punch was thrown, but that was enough. It killed one of them dead as a doornail. If memory serves, the other one ended up doing time over it.

It doesn't surprise me. People have been fighting since the first humans walked this earth. I'd imagine it'll continue until the last one is gone, too.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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Boys fight .You hear of football, army,marines.Testosterone .hell my boy

takes on his two sisters ,one hand behind his back, standing on one

leg ,than the girls whup up on him.It fun to watch.


peace



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:45 AM
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Goethes "Die leiden des jungen werther" is credited with causing a wave of suicides among young men. As others have stated: sad, but nothing new.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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This is really sad that kids today would go this far to prove something to their mates.


Yes, this is a tragic, but, it’s been going on in one form or another since time began.

Combine youth + testosterone = sometimes tragedy.




posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:08 AM
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It's funny though. I thought if kids were interested in fighting they would look to a person who could train them, like a teacher or instructor, I thought there were youth centers, gyms, church organizations, boxing clubs, dojos, and such - that kids look to for a way to use learn fighting skills as a form of martial discipline.

Instead we have kids gathering clandestinely, and maintaining a conspiratorial air, as if that were somehow 'natural' for kids to do. Granted - in a commercial world where everything costs money I can see kids avoiding such things, but the group dynamic to conceal the event seems telling of a different perspective on the 'club'.

A young boy is dead. There is no measure by which this can be a good thing.

[edit on 25-2-2009 by Maxmars]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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Similar things happened when I was in secondary school back in the 80's. However these scraps concerned members from a particular karate school. The higher ranked belts decided one day that it would be fun to start fights with the lower belts on the school oval. I myself was a brown belt with a black band at that time, (second from black).

I was surrounded by 4 higher belts, all black, two of which were 2nd dan and had no option but to fight my way out of this 'bull ring'. I had some success until I sustained a roundhouse kick to the temple. When I woke up, classes had already resumed. To make things worse, one guy stayed behind to try and clean me up again as I staggered half dazed back from the oval to sick bay... but I cleaned him up instead - as I always did when sparring him in the dojo.

The school put an end to it after a week or so when they found out the truth of what was happening. In retrospect, I guess I'm lucky to have all my faculties. The sad part was that we were taught restraint in the dojo, and fighting only as a last resort.... something the higher belts knew all too well.

This is what you get when boys are given dangerous tools that surpass their maturity.

IRM



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Sorry to burst your bubble but this stuff was happening way before the movie. This is what people do sometimes, not everyone, but just people who enjoy fighting.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
Instead we have kids gathering clandestinely, and maintaining a conspiratorial air, as if that were somehow 'natural' for kids to do.


it is natural for young men!!!
i could cite examples but it's easier to just say "no girls allowed" and hope your memory jogs.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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Gosh darn it those video games and books! I wish i could go back in time to 1650 before all this modern technology turned us into violent thugs! I could just walk round the streets absolutely safe i'm sure of it. Oh no wai- it was really violent back then too, hmmm. Set the dial back to before and violent literature, hmm lots of killing in the bible and Homer was pretty bloody so make it 10,000 years ago i don't think we even had written text then -i sure those early stone age folk were real friendly to outsiders.

Groups of school kids have always played these games, did you never play Knuckles or Grandad? Did you school not meet up with local schools for gang fights? did people not meet out the back at the end of school and fight?



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:52 AM
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I'm having a difficult time seeing your point as valid.

My buddies and I had a fight club (except we didn't have a name for it) in 94-95 (I was 13-14). Yes it was really stupid, and I'm glad no one was permanently damaged.

Fight Club may have been a book at that time (not sure) but it definitely wasn't a movie yet.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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Darwin at work here... In the UK it's not different with the hooligan football culture...

Another day, another idiot die. It's sad but it won't stop whatever the government does.



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