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UPDATE: Bethel Twp 'Girl Fight' Video Goes Viral

BETHEL TOWNSHIP -- A local township is the talk of the web for the trashiest reason: a 'girl fight' that ended with a shovel to the head. Folks in Miami County aren't thrilled with the video that's gone viral.

Millions of people around the world have now seen the two Miami County teens' cat fight and gruesome ending.

"The kids today. Where is the discipline? Where are the parents?" Laura Routson of Vandailia said after seeing the video.

With each second more and more people are getting a look at 'shovel girl' and national notoriety is following. Both girls were interviewed on HLN's Dr. Drew, TMZ has ongoing coverage of the shovel brawl, E! Entertainment's popular show 'The Soup' gave the girls their 15 seconds on Wednesday.

"Any level of embarrassment because it's from our neck of the woods? Yes and no. I'm embarrassed because you're out here questioning us about it," Bethel Township father Bob Nesbitt said Thursday.

"As a mom. Oh! What can you say? What can you say? There's no words for that. It's unexcusable," Routson added.

While the girls seem to be embracing their fame, folks in the community say the real issue is being ignored.

"Police departments and stuff like that need to be paying more attention to this social media stuff 'cause people are putting right on there what they're doing wrong," Nesbitt explained.

Miami County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. We're told investigators will be presenting their case to the juvenile prosecutor next week.



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MIAMI COUNTY -- Young girls are taking the term 'girl fight' to a new level and posting videos for the world to see. The latest Internet fight is a duo of teenage girls from Springfield
 
The blow seen around the world wide web happened in our backyard.
 
These two Springfield teens are fighting for entertainment and posted the video on YouTube.
 
The disturbing violent act has become an Internet sensation, with a 15-year-old girl being dubbed  'Shovel Girl' on the web.

University of Dayton professor Art Jipson says young girls recording fights is, sadly, a growing trend.

"People want the sense of honor. I did this. People want respect and reputation,"Jipson said. "They want to demonstrate how tough they are. Look at me, I can take a punch."
 
'Shovel girl' has gained Internet fame and an increase of Twitter followers. Jipson says that's the problem. Popular culture has glamorized getting physical to resolve conflict.
 
"You've got an entire generation of people who grew up on Real World or Real Housewives or whatever show that glamorizes and dramatizes conflict. Violent conflict!" Jipson explained. "Now we have all these movies and TV shows of very attractive women engaging in violence. That creates a certain level of acceptability that has not been the case before.
 
Shovel Girl announced via Twitter that she is fine, besides a temporary loss of hearing.

 
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