An online video of a so-called “slapfest” is drawing attention to Miami Coral Park Senior High School.
Five seconds into the video, posted on YouTube, one guy is seen slapping another hard across the face – and the cafeteria crowd cheers on. Then another guy steps in and delivers another hard slap.
School administrators confirmed that two school security guards are seen watching the “slapfest” in the video. The incident took place in November.
“I’m surprised that these people are allowing this in the school,” said Grace Alcantara, the grandmother of a senior at the school. “They were standing right there, and they're supposed to be taking care of the children. What is going on?”
NBC 6 South Florida showed the video to a Coral Park parent who had not seen it
“That should not be going on in our school,” said Edward Echezarreta, whose son is a senior, as he viewed it. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on already, and that should not be going on. That’s crazy.”
The school’s assistant principal had no comment.
Senior Ashley Ramos said of what transpired, “It was just some games they were playing, and unfortunately it got out of hand completely. It's making the school look bad.”
Coral Park students said their principal addressed them Friday about the incident.
“He told us that he’s sorry for what they did, and the security that were around there are going to get consequences,” freshman Llaura Garcia said.