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Parents react to Findlay fight captured on cell phone video

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We have a follow up to a story we told you about on Tuesday.

A Findlay student who made national headlines three years ago says he is once again the victim of bullying.

This story generated a lot of feedback. Part of it is from parents who are outraged that other kids stood around and not only watched the fight, but took cell phone video and at least one posted it to Facebook.

This is cell phone video shot last Thursday showing 14-year-old Tyler Wilson in a fight off of Findlay High School property.

After he says his sister stepped in to break it up, the freshman went to the hospital with a concussion and other injuries.

Tyler's mom Kristy says a girl in the crowd posted the video to her son's Facebook page.

One 13 ABC's Facebook page, one viewer writes, "Regardless of who threatened who, there is no excuse for beating the crap out of a smaller kid, let alone videotaping it and posting it on his Facebook to humiliate him."

"I'm very disappointed in a lot of them that they would do that and not want to help another person," says Nancy Cramer, a Findlay grandmother.

"It's just sad and sickening because if it was them, roles were reversed ... it's just not right," says Kendra Joaquin, a Findlay mother of three.

"There's a lot more ways kids can be bullied now because of social media," says Connie Grose who works with every school in Hancock County as part of a bullying prevention program with the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio.

Grose says parents need to talk to their kids every day about what happens at school, including the good and the bad.

She advises moms and dads to check their kid's Facebook page regularly, tell them to stay close to their friends if they feel they're being targeted, talk to a teacher, and stand up for themselves.

"I would say standing up for yourself is clearly looking at that person and saying, 'I don't like that, stop it. Don't do it again,'" says Grose. "So using your words, of course, not any kind of physical repercussions because that would get you in trouble as well."

The Findlay Police Department and Findlay City School District continue to investigate the incident last week involving Tyler Wilson. Officers are interviewing witnesses. No charges have been filed.

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