SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Five individuals were arrested after a heated argument among teens quickly escalated to violent blows in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Police units responded to the scene outside of a McDonald’s near Ferguson Senior High School, along Miller Road and 157th Avenue, around 2:45 p.m., Thursday.
The video showed a group of teens shouting and squaring up right before someone threw the first blow that knocked a victim to the ground.
More people could then be seen in the video jumping in and repeatedly kicking and punching the victim while he was down.
Things took a potentially dangerous turn when one of the teens appeared to pull out a gun in the video.
People could then be heard screaming while running away from the area out of fear for their safety.
“I just hear a lot of screaming and I saw people run away after they saw the gun I’m pretty sure,” said one student.
After an investigation, officials determined that no shots were fired.
“Everybody got involved, and one kid came out of nowhere, and he pulled out a gun and that was it. I’m pretty sure it was a freshman,” said Hernan Giraldo, another student from Ferguson Senior High. “It’s a fight week at school and so usually kids would set up the fights or something like that. They squash the beef that they would have with other kids.”
Officials eventually broke up the scene and detained several people, both male and female, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years old.
Kaitlin Chin, 18, Terrance Miguel, 20, and two other juveniles were charged with battery and disorderly conduct.
Seventeen-year-old Deyonce Lissone was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Three victims were treated on scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for minor injuries.
Meanwhile, parents were shocked after seeing footage of the fight.
“As a parent, of course you’re concerned, but unfortunately, they’re kids, still,” said Tiffiny Sanchez.
Sanchez hopes the video will force parents to keep their kids on the right track.
“Parents should be talking to their kids nowadays,” she said, “but unfortunately, not everybody is going to be brought up the same way.”
In a voicemail meant to inform parents of the incident, the principal at Ferguson High said the individuals involved were not students at the school.
Lissone appeared in court Friday morning, but it is unclear if he will be charged as an adult.
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