Parents demanding action after fight caught on camera at local school

PITTSBURGH — A school fight caught on camera has North Hills parents demanding action from the district.

“I was angry and that’s why I made the video I made and put it on Facebook,” said Jonathan Harp.

Harp is a father of a North Hills High School student. He says his daughter came home and showed him a fight video. It shows one student picking up a smaller student and throwing him against the wall while other teens in the background laugh and record the whole thing on Snapchat.

“I think it needs to be stiff disciplinary action honestly. For me, I don’t see suspension working. It needs to be stiffer than that. It needs to be a zero policy on something like that,” said Harp.

Harp says the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary, is why he wants the district to be proactive about bullying.

“We see what happens to a lot of these schools. These shootings are a terrible thing. We want to avoid any type of tragedy at all costs. Anything can happen like that from this,” said Harp.

Channel 11 reached out to the North Hills School District, which sent us this statement: “We do not comment on student disciplinary matters but can assure you this incident was handled immediately by the North Hills High School administration in accordance with district policy and procedures.”

Mr. Harp tells Channel 11 he’s working with other parents to start an anti-bullying group for the district.