Nine sixth-grade boys were expelled from Stewart Middle School Monday after officials at the Tacoma School learned about their suspected participation in a so-called "fight club."
Tacoma Public Schools spokesman Dan Voelpel said it came to light when a relative of one participant spoke to television station KCPQ.
Voelpel said they were apparently friends who would set up after-school fights - staged in a boys' restroom at the South End school or at the youths' own homes - to see who was the toughest.
The events were timed and had their own rules, such as "no hitting your opponent in the face," Voelpel said.
Oh, look... they're boys.
Clever boys, who set up a club. With rules. On their own.
These kids have a future in the personal combat entertainment field. Nurture it and teach them the most important part: how to make money off it and become productive citizens.
Don't be a wet blanket like Dan Voelpel.