June 21, 2018
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Police investigating fights between teens arranged by adults in Old Orchard Beach

The Associated Press

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Police in Old Orchard Beach say they are investigating adult-arranged fights between juveniles at a town park.

Police say they know of four fights between juveniles that took place last month at Memorial Park.

One involved two high school age girls wearing boxing gloves. It was watched by about 40 people, videotaped and posted on the Internet. The parents of one of the girls brought it to police attention on March 23 and said the fight was the result of a bullying dispute.

Police say it appears that two adults may have organized the fights and coached the fighters.

There have been no arrests, but police say charges of harassment or assault could be filed.

Police say they are working with school officials to prevent more fights.

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