Video Of Fight Between Masked Man & Long Reach High School Student Goes Viral Online

COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A man wearing a ski mask storms onto a Howard County school campus and attacks a student, and the whole thing is caught on tape.

Meghan McCorkell has more on the video that’s gone viral.

That video has now been viewed by more than half a million people.

Steps from the school’s front door, a masked man attacked a student as staffers rushed to break up the fight.

The shocking fight happened in seconds. A man in blue wearing a ski mask swung at a Long Reach High School student. In one punch, the 16-year-old football player knocked him out.

Students tell WJZ the fight wasn’t a surprise.

“People were just saying he was going to get in a fight with some guy. But nobody said it was going to be a parent,” said a student.

Police say the intruder came there to fight the football player who was allegedly picking on his 15-year-old relative. That girl was seen attacking the victim after the fight.

“Bullying is a really serious problem,” Ann Taubenheim, who lives near Long Reach High, said. “When a parent comes up with the same kind of inappropriate behavior, that doesn’t solve the issue.”

“You got to think of how you would feel is somebody came up to your kid and did that kind of thing,” Eric Bell, parent of a Long Reach High student, said.

Even school officials are in shock.

“Nobody is expecting to have a masked person show up on your campus and attack a student,” Patti Caplan, spokeswoman for Howard County Schools, said.

Students are surprised a masked man got on campus.

“If you came up like that to a kid, I’m pretty sure you might have gotten shot or tased,” student Tom Bell said.

As a precaution, police placed additional officers outside the school for Thursday’s dismissal.

“We just want to remind people that we want to do everything we can to make people there at the school feel safe, but we do feel this was an isolated incident,” Sherry Llewellyn, spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department, said.

An isolated incident that is now spreading like wildfire on the web.

Police plan to file charges against the masked man. They’ve also filed assault charges against that 15-year-old girl for attacking the male student.

The 16-year-old football player is not expected to face disciplinary action since school officials believe he was just defending himself.

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  • peterpan

    PhillyG, You’re a black socialist of the worst kind.

    • Jack

      Nobody surprised there is bullying, just the masked man. Even the fast lard teacher is frightened by the masked man…not the bullying. Sad.

    • Lee

      The football player was obviously bullying the girl. Why did the news not report that?

      • Bullies Deserve It

        The football player bully is lucky to be alive and not shot dead – as ALL bullies actually deserve.


        How the HELL is that “OBVIOUS”? What f-ing IMAGINARY world do you live in where you extrapolate facts from evidence unseen?


      • joseiabbott

        Lee, you need a reality check. By what process of anyone’s imagination did you presume or assume that this young man was bullying the girl? Perhaps she was showing the young man some of her booty, perhaps she was a skank? I don’t know and neither do you. I am happy to see that the young football player knocked the parent on his ever lovin as-. It also came out that this 15 yr. old girl earlier attacked the player. She sounds like a nut job to me, as well as he masked relative.

      • Defend yourself

        The next time they go after him. they will have seen this video and brought better weaponry than fists.

        Look what the world is coming to…

      • Daisy

        Politically incorrect.

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  • concerned citizen

    The bigotry goes on in this great land call the home of the free.

    • Fenderbassfan

      The Bigotry goes on because our President AND all liberals see people only one way, buy their race. Maybe you will someday realize that using the race card as an excuse for EVERYTHING (like Obama does) is just plain moronic. EVERYTHING Obama does divides the U.S. by race and class.

    • Homey-D-Clown

      This was a staged Jerry Springer-type skit…the camera was there, the guy in the mask, the little tap that was faked, the worst kind of junk journalism.

      Even the WWF is laughing at how amateur this video was staged! There was no punch! You can tell when you download and watch at slow-mo, that the whole thing was faked!

      This is a fake story, and it shows how trigger-happy the leftist media is, to jump at a chance to deflect attention from O’s failed policies, by now reporting fake fights as true “journalism”.

      • Richard

        Video fake? Agree. Obama’s ‘failed’ policies? Look in the mirror, moron. You are the failure of this country: you and your racist cabal of quwacks!


        UR N IDJIT.

      • GiveMeABreak

        Another orchestrated PSYOPS story by the state run media. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history.

      • Fenderbassfan

        Totally agree!!!

      • smashicus

        Richard, we know who the cabal of racists are, their leader is in the White House.

      • Mr. Freeze

        Agree…fake, staged, whatever. The television news programs are there for entertainment and mind control, not to inform the viewer.

      • Sam

        How what happy?

    • Nancy A

      Bigotry? What does this have to do with bigotry? Of course, people like you find “bigotry” under every tea cup.

      • Jim Dea

        Mr. Freeze. (no reply link under Mr. Freeze comment) I commend you on your ability to see the truth of what this media is all about. They are “producing” these stories by picking and choosing them according to their distraction potential and then hyping them up to keep our attention from the truth of what is actually going on in the world.

      • BarrysHypocrisy

        You’re obviously the bigot here Nancy. You feel so guilty about your own racist thoughts, that you feel the need to call othera racists in order to make yourself feel better. I feel sorry for you.

  • concerned citizen

    Please no more idiot racist comments on the post please.

    • Oculus III

      Why do you hate white people? “Anti-racist” is just a code phrase that means anti-white.

      You can whine about racism, all you want, but reality is what it is. Feel free to live in a dream world if you like

  • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

    So it goes back to if you are bullied just use a baseball bat to the kids dome… Don’t get your uncle to do it man up and cave that bully’s skull in… The only good bully is a dead one… They add so much hatred to a already bitter world… Well at least the original victim didnt go Vtech or Columbine on the school. If the schools keep allowing severe bullying then a lot of peoples parents will be mourning just like all the shootings that are happening all over the US… Sad to say but denying truth and human instinct is foolish and idiocratic. Keep poking any animal in nature while caged and see what you get… I believe the psychologists call that a conditioned response.

    • gorbud

      Our lovely country provides treatment for every type of condition; problem drinkers, domestic violence, sex addicts,even child molesters but a troubled kid with self esteem problems, learning disabilities, or just self control issues is , according to posters here, to be put to death or just beaten to a pulp. What is wrong with this picture. Bullying is a symptom of something else that is wrong. The kid is not an evil criminal or some kind of an animal. All the wimps and “experts” calling for drastic actions are just social mobs acting as bullies and are way more dangerous then a single kid who can be easily treated and will probably not engage in bulling again. Most bullies when confronted by a someone stronger then themselves usually self cures. Troubled kids who bully seem to be the newest object for the bloodthirsty mob.

      • Jack

        Loser, it does not matter. Society is tired of being the victim to your sorry life problems. So we are supposed to sit around and let the punk pick on our kids because his mom is popping out kids like a rabbit? Vomit on yourself pig.

  • Howard County

    Can we cede Columbia to Baltimore County or AA County?
    Howard County

    • AACPS Parent

      Please. Nobody was shot, stabbed, killed, or pushed down a flight of stairs. The only racial slurs were complimentary. Theres no way Columbia would fit in AA County.

    • Had Enough?

      Hey –

      In the 70’s, Columbia was built to be a “model city”, a wonderful place to live.

      Look at it now.

      I visited a friend in Orlando last year in a similar type of area, Metro West. It was supposed to be a great place to live, but it turned into a gang-banger, car-jacking, home invading, raping and assault cesspool.

      Now, guess what they both have in common?

      The destruction of our country continues, compliments of the liberal progressive Left.

  • johnsonj3

    i think it’s a shame that a grown man would go after a child like this. I bet he won’t walk up on anyone else like that. LOL

    • RioSam

      Child? They looked fairly even is size to me…
      Besides if your FEMALE niece is being bullied by a MALE good sized football player, what do you think should have been done?
      The guys only mistake was doing it on campus…should always fight your battles OFF campus…

    • Jack

      You want me to come show you some manners? I can promise you would be eating concrete punk. The bullies are actually sissies just like johnsonj3.

  • Crosscut

    The aggressive uncontrolled brutality of some cultures is amazing.. It appears to be an accepted social behavior.

  • bryan

    should learn to fight before picking fights with others…

  • Ed S

    Wow. 2 things need to happen:
    1) parents need to be responsible for their bullying children when other parents tell them their kids are bullies, and if that doesn’t work
    2) kids need to go to prison or the military to deal with their issues.

    Problem solved.

    • David

      The military??? Hey we don’t want your misfits. Not up to me to fix the socially maladjusted. You made him… fix him and keep him.

    • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

      I can see it now… what are you saying about my sweet innocent boy.. he’s no bully. prove it… The law is on the side of the criminal, thats why vigilante justice(preferably any blunt object that can induce permanant brain damage is recommended since the bully will prove to be a waste of society.

  • malcom

    did someone ask the black president what did he think of this? where is jesse? where is sharpton? where are the protests? wheeerre?????? LMAO

  • Koatz

    Wow, imagine a guy defending himself when attacked.

    People, this is a perfect example of self-defense, unlike what that coward George Zimmerman is trying to con people into believing.

    You can’t claim self-defense if you are the aggressor, period!

  • JT in ATL

    That was a pretty weak fight. The masked man should have made sure he could handle himself, lame right from the student got him.

    • gorbud

      It really looked staged. That “punch” could not knock over a feather.

  • gc

    So glad I don’t live in that part of the country. Please do me a favor and don’t move here.

  • Hypocrisy

    Just making sure I got this right. The bully is receiving no disciplinary action, despite bullying the girl until a family member (albeit wrongfully) stepped in to intervene? Yeah, the girl and her family member made a stupid mistake, but we need to get out of this habit of only reacting to a situation if it happens to be caught on tape. The victims were further victimized here, and the bully is now receiving praise for knocking out her family member.

    • Diogenes

      I totally agree. Besides, the article was so poorly written it was difficult to discern who actually was the “victim”.
      And to “Koatz” you may want to consider withholding your vitrol until ALL the facts are known on the Zimmerman/Martin episode. Of course President Meatball has to involve himself in this to foment more racial strife in OUR country. There’s more to this story. Additionally, how is it that thousands of death threats are pouring in against Florida officials who have no connection with this case? Anyone see coordination by our home grown revoluionaries here?

  • Rabbit Fight

    Hop hop hop.

  • JerryDoe

    Hello. Nobody helps the victim. “no disciplenary action”. what a bunch of idiots including the news people. The parent had every right. Are you reading about teen suicides as result of bullying? wake up!

  • realistic_01

    This sounds familiar, somehow. Let’s see, adult attacks a child, child is black, my gawd, where is Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers, the statement from Obama. Oh, wait. Black on black violence, nothing to see here, move along.

    • Fenderbassfan

      If one was white Osupida would already be proclaiming him the guilty one.

      • Race-realist

        Can’t we all just get along?

        Er, no.

  • Blanca De La Nieve

    Wait a minute! There’s WAY more to this story! What about filing charges against the VERY LARGE, POWERFUL football player for his bullying of the girl? HIS bullying of a smaller, weaker GIRL is what instigated this fight. in the first place! Obviously, the school DID NOTHING TO ADDRESS HIS BULLYING OF A WHITE GIRL, because HE IS BLACK!!! (We all know how young black males view females now, don’t we.)This entire incident reeks of BLACK-ON-WHITE RACISM…AS USUAL! If only the WHITE, ASIAN AND HISPANIC COMMUNITIES would band together and PROTEST EVERY VIOLENT INCIDENT COMMITTED BY BLACKS AGAINST THE OTHER RACES. IT’S AMERICA’S DIRTIEST SECRET: BLACKS ARE THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY; AND COMMIT 97% OF THE “HATE” CRIMES…THEY HATE ON EVERYONE, EVEN THEMSELVES! (Just look at the DOJ’s statistics for black-on-white violent crime vs. white-on-black! Blacks commit violence against whites 300 TIMES MORE OFTEN than whites commit violence against blacks!!!) Oh well, AS THE DEPRESSION WORSENS, and entitlements stop flowing in–THE so-called African-American community will disintegrate rapidly…Blacks’ propensity for social cannibalism will only accelerate their collapse…

  • Homey-D-Clown

    This was a staged Jerry Springer-type moment. The camera was there, the guy in the mask, the tap that was faked, the worst kind of junk journalism.

    This is a fake story, and it shows how trigger-happy the leftist media is, to jump at a chance to deflect attention from O’s failed policies, by now reporting fake fights as true “journalism”.

  • HomeeeDClown

    This was a staged Jerry Springer-type skit…the camera was there, the guy in the mask, the little tap that was faked, the worst kind of junk journalism.

    Even the WWF is laughing at how amateur this video was staged! There was no punch! You can tell when you download and watch at slow-mo, that the whole thing was faked!

    This is a fake story, and it shows how trigger-happy the leftist media is, to jump at a chance to deflect attention from O’s failed policies, by now reporting fake fights as true “journalism”.

  • James Woods

    It’s good to see justice prevail in this case. Why is it “bullying” is such a problem now when it wasn’t 10-20 years ago? Is it because our childrens minds are altered by prescription drugs and television? Our men are groomed to be women and the women are groomed to be I don’t know what.

    In the “bullying” cases i’ve caught on television it’s no wonder these kids are kicked around. They are goofy looking/acting kids with obvious mental/social issues. If you take the child and resolve their issues your going to reduce the “bullying”.

    An ugly kid that has no social skills and on top of that is an idiot isn’t going to stand much of a chance in life let alone in school. That’s life and if you have a child that finds themselves at odds with their peers find out why and address it. You might not be able to do much about looks but you can address their social and mental abilities.

    Glad to see this goofball in the skimask got what was coming to him. Hopefully he has several felony charges put on him for going to a school to take vengeance on a child.

    • Marcus

      you, sir, are a funkin idiot

    • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Do you know why columbine happened? It’s because people like you a bully that hides behind brute force because you are too much of a Vag to be a real man…The only purpose for people like you in life is to be a grunt frontliner in the military… Your stupidity amazes me that you can even type let alone breath on your own. I’m 145lbs soaking wet and I’d love the opportunity to beat you like Rhianna. Do the world a favor and shoot up dope while smoking an O of rock… You could make the world a better place… not like anyone would miss you. Maybe your parents if they’re on rock but thats only because theyre on rock…

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  • Shinobi

    Ski mask? At least spring for the full ninja suit and do it right!

  • dp1950

    Just what kind of bully act did the football player do. If it was an actual act of bullying, discipline the student. This could very well be something that was blown out of proportion by the girl. She then tells her uncle and he defends the family honor for being dissed. Whenever the story includes the word bully, I want to know what happened to warrant that word. With all the spineless pc in the country, it could have resulted from a trivial event.

    • The mechanic

      I think it’s safe to say that Steve is a puddin puller who likes little black boys nude.

    • Easy

      i agree with what you said completely. Plain and simple, it is the school’s responsibility to minimize the bullying issue. The two students were similar in age and the adult acted inappropriately. He should have brought it up with the school. The girl could easily have taken a small incident and turned it into something traumatic.

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