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Published October 11, 2012, 09:40 PM

Counselors say "body boxing" is not surprising to see in middle schools

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Experts on teen-behavior say "body-boxing" is not surprising to see among this age group.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Experts on teen-behavior say "body-boxing" is not surprising to see among this age group.

Counselors say young boys especially use competition to prove themselves.

Even though the "body boxing" is not allowed in school, students risk the behavior because it attracts small crowds and attention.

The students get even more satisfaction once the fight is posted on their Facebook and YouTube.

Keith Hartleben with Horizon Middle School says, "i think it is normal but not necessary harmless because sometimes it does lead to another conflict. onlookers see it as a physical fight and see it as a bigger issue."

Two years ago in Brainerd, Minnesota the mother of a teenager complained to school officials after her son broke bones in his arms during a body boxing match.

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