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Video: NYC man orders son to fight outside school

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Child Welfare officials have launched an investigation into the home life of an 11-year-old boy and his father could face criminal charges after a video was posted on social media showing the man apparently ordering the boy to attack another child.

The video was taken outside a New York City school. The fight happened two weeks ago and since then the video has been shared again on Facebook and other social networking sites. Neither of the two boys involved was injured. But the fact that a parent is seen egging on his 11-year-old son to fight has outraged many people.

The fight took place outside the campus of the Alice Austen School P.S. 60 in the Bullshead section of Staten Island after school hours. The kids watching the brawl had their phones out. Video of the incident quickly spread online to members of the school community.

The Department of Education said the school's principal met with the 5th grade student who threw the punches and his father on Tuesday. That student is now facing disciplinary action.

But as the video continues to spread, parents tell us they're worried kids will get the wrong idea.

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