Video of a high school fight on in Sonoma, CA is going viral because one of the fighters is a girl, and she's got some serious MMA moves. In the video, taken February 11 outside Sonoma Valley High School, the teenaged girl throws the boy to the ground and knees him in the face twice, before body-slamming him and booking the hell out of there.
According to ABC 7 News, the brawl was a result of the boy posting comments on the girl's Facebook page. The male student is a freshman at Sonoma Valley High, while the female student, also a freshman, attends Creekside High, an alternative high school that shares a campus with Sonoma Valley High.
Professional Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter Kit Dale happened to see the video and posted it on his Facebook page, where it's since gotten over 15 million views.
In an interview with CBS News, Sonoma Valley High School principal Kathleen Hawing expressed disappointment both about a fight happening on her campus, and about video of the fight going viral. Creekside High School principal Sydney Smith told CBS, "The lesson to come out of this is to think twice, and if it's not nice, don't post it," referring to the dispute on social media that led to the fight (sounds a bit like, "Don't start none, won't be none," which is actually a pretty reasonable approach to discipline for a principal). The school district issued a statement saying administrators took "appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with established school district policies," but didn't elaborate. Students told ABC 7 the girl was suspended, and the Sonoma police chief said officers are still investigating and the girl could face a charge of battery on school grounds.
Look, violence is never the answer, but holy moly, that girl can fight. The ABC 7 report references an article in the Sonoma Index Tribute that reports another fight on that campus last month, in which a 17-year-old female Creekside student kicked a 17-year-old male student in the face. What the hell is going on at Creekside High? Who is teaching these teenage girls MMA? Some sort of MMA version of Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid, secretly training teenaged girls inspired by female MMA fighters Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm? And most importantly, when is the movie coming out?