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Posted on April 9, 2015 by

Police Issue Warning to Parents Regarding Teen Fight Teams

Violence in St. Louis has escalated in recent years for a variety of reasons. However, more recently, teenagers have started holding fights in public places and at larger events, which can make attending these events and locations very dangerous for the average person.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, one such fight broke out at the St. Louis Zoo in March, which forced the zoo to close early. Similar situations have happened all across the city. Authorities believe that social media is instrumental at helping to spur these disagreements along, and once the situations have escalated, they pick a time and a place to have an all-out brawl.

The worst part is that, as a general bystander, you never know when something is going to happen where you are, and the St. Louis police force has had enough. They’ve started issuing warnings to parents about the fights, indicating that if they don’t step in, they will be held responsible for the actions of their kids.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to urge you to exercise caution when you’re in a public place. There is often no warning when these fights break out, but if you’re in the vicinity, get to safety as quickly as you can. If you are injured, please contact us right away. You deserve to be compensated and the parents will be held responsible.