US high school in trouble for holding 'cage fights'
South Oak Cliff High School, a high school in Dallas Texas, is in trouble after reports came out in the local newspaper, the 'Dallas Morning News' that the staff allowed students to settle their differences by holding cage fights between 2003 and 2005. There were reportedly two fights held.
Information based on a report that came out in 2008 says that the staff and principal knew of these fights. Donald Moten is the principal who was at the school at the time and he claims that nothing like this ever happened.
The alleged fights came to light during a grade-fixing investigation, after which the school was stripped of two basketball titles.
In the report, a teacher was quoted as saying Mr Moten told a member of staff to put two fighting students "in the cage and let 'em duke it out".
There was no mention in the report of whether anyone required medical attention or whether any employees were disciplined.
According to the paper, it is not clear whether there were more than two fights held during the two years. The steel cage was in the boys' changing room.
Parents are outraged that this behaviour was allowed to happen, if it is true that is.