Brick parents, students brawl at championship game vs. Jackson (VIDEO)
Parents starting fights with students at the brick memorial vs Jackson memorial states game. Disgusting. These parents were supporting the same team too.
Posted by Ryan January on Saturday, December 5, 2015
Caution: Profanity can be heard in the screaming in the above video.
Tensions in the stands of the Jackson Memorial-Brick Memorial championship game Saturday bubbled over into a brawl among Brick parents and students.
Ryan January, an 18-year-old Brick Memorial senior, posted the video — taken in the final minutes of the game at Rutgers' High Point Stadium — to his Facebook page on Saturday. (Caution: Profanity can be heard as people in the crowd yell about the fight.)
"Parents starting fights with students at the brick memorial vs Jackson memorial states game. Disgusting. These parents were supporting the same team too," wrote January of what he witnessed. At the end of the video, a parent notices that January was recording and told him to stop.
The video shows scuffling, pushing and shoving but no punches being thrown.
Interim Brick school superintendent Richard Caldes was at the game and told the Patch of Brick the incident started over "inappropriate things" being said in the stands, which led to a punch being thrown.
“Rutgers University campus police are conducting an investigation into the incident. Building administration (at Brick Memorial) is conducting an investigation as well," said Caldes.
In the comment section of the Patch post, a user going by "BMHS Student" wrote "I was there, a parent started a 'fire the coach' chant and throw (sic) a megaphone into the student sections. The students refused to do it and then the parent went into the section and started shoving kids and hit one with the megaphone. That started it all."
The Patch reports that a woman hit a student and the video picks up the incident where adults were reacting.
Jackson Memorial beat the Mustangs 42-14 to win the team's second NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship title in a row.