A marine jumped into action on Wednesday when he saw two students brawling at Edison High School in California, tackling both of them in one fell swoop to stop the fight:
Here’s more from Fox 8:
A video shows a Marine, who was on Edison High School’s campus to help with military recruitment, sprinting toward two students mid-brawl and tackling the pair to the ground.
The incident is now at the center of a Stockton Unified School District investigation and has left some parents outraged.
“This is a grown man that’s extremely well-built, obviously,” Patiño told KTXL. “And from the impact that you see, he took down these two kids with no second thought. He just took them down and hurt them and that’s not OK.”
Many said there were better ways to break up the conflict.
“An adult should never put their hands on … they’re trained to deal with situations in a different way,” said parent Sarah Savala.
Other parents said the Marine’s actions were justified and he helped stop the fight from escalating further.
“It could have been a little less of a tackle but I believe in discipline. These kids were not behaving. Someone’s got to stop it,” one parent told FOX40.
While the Marine Corps praised the marine’s instincts, they suggested he could have found a better way to stop the fight and have now reassigned him to office duty, away from students.
I wish I had a longer video to show you, but what do you think? Was it too much from the Marine? Or was his response exactly what the situation needed?