Zephyrhills, Florida -- A video circulating on social media last week brought attention to an incident where Zephyrhills High School Principal Andy Frelick appeared to tackle a student in order to break up a confrontation.
In the video posted on TBO.com's website, the two boys are seen pushing each other and arguing while another student taped it on his cell phone just before school Thursday. Then, Frelick is seen running up to the boys and tackling one of them before the situation escalated.
When the newspaper site questioned Frelick's tactics for breaking up the fight he said he didn't mean to tackle the student, but during his haste he tripped and fell into him.
Frelick went on to say he was disappointed the fellow student chose to videotape the confrontation that appeared to be escalating instead of trying to take action to break it up.
Frelick's school, like other Pasco County schools, is trying to stop bullying incidents and are encouraging students to take action when they see it happening on campus.
What do you think? Would you encourage your child to break up a fight at school?
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