Gang rivalry cause of fight at area high school, student speaks out
SPENCER, Okla. — olice say one thing is for sure, what happened Thursday after noon wasn’t just any old fight at Star Spencer High School.
Police say it stemmed from a fierce rivalry, between the Bloods and the Crips, two gangs in and round Spencer, OK.
“It’s a very volatile situation,” said Spencer Police Chief Virgil Green.
Police do say that in this case, Don’Shea Brown is not a gang member. He was involved in the fight, and does live in territory claimed by the Bloods. He transferred this year form Douglas High School to Star Spencer. Star Spencer is in a territory claimed by the Crips.
Police say some of Don’ Shea’s relatives are Bloods, and came to help him when members of the Crips attacked him outside of school.
“My first day at Star Spencer, the boys were kinda like giving me a bad vibe, looking at me the wrong way and basically trying to bully on me,” said Don’Shea.
Don’Shea’s mother Larita Brown says her son is an honor student and an athlete. She showed us his transcript, with an ‘A” average.
Meanwhile, Don’Shea told us tensions escalated Thursday afternoon into a fight. According to police, Don’Shea called a group of his friends and family members to the school for protection.
“Anybody in their right mind is not going to sit by and let 8 or 9 kids jump on one person,” said Brown.
Police say, beyond this one fight, Star Spencer has a clear problem. They have increased patrols there and want to make sure this kind of violence doesn’t happen again.