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Local mom warns parents about teenage fight club

by Brandon Richards bio | email

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC-TV) – A Moss Bluff mother is trying to put a stop to a local teenage fight club.

"I wish they stop all of it because they're doing nothing but hurting each other," said Christy Eastin.

Eastin said she could not believe what she discovered after her 16-year-old son came home with injuries a few weeks ago.

"My son [came] home with his face all beat up and bleeding out of his ear and his ear bruised by six 20-year-olds jumping on him," said Eastin.

As it turns out, Eastin's son was part of a group of local teenage boys who set up boxing fights in backyards. The fights are recorded and uploaded to a You Tube channel.  Eastin said her son appears in several of the clips.

Eastin said her son and other teens don't see anything wrong with these fights.

"They think all this is cool," she said. "It's not cool."

Eastin said she recently sent her son to live out of state, so he would not participate in any more of these fights.

"He's mad at me. He hates me. He said he'd never talk to me again," she said. "I want him to know that I love him and I wanted to save him and that's by getting him out of here."

Eastin even said she tried getting the sheriff's office involved to see about putting an end to this type of behavior.

"I have tried and tried and tried to talk to them and let them know what's going on," she said. "They don't want to do anything. They say they can't do anything. Don't tell me a parent can't file charges on 20 year olds for her minor."

Eastin said she is speaking out with the  hope other parents will take a look at the videos and see if their kids are involved, so they can put an end to it like she did with her son.

"I just hope it saves one child or more from getting hurt…or worse," she said.

KPLC called and left messages with the Calcasieu Sheriff's Department regarding this matter. No calls were returned by deadline.

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