Viral video recorded at Chelsea Middle has parents concerned about supervision

Chelsea Middle School stair jumping

CHELSEA, AL (WBRC) - Parents are concerned after a disturbing video on social media shows a student at Chelsea Middle School jumping down a large flight of stairs during school hours.

Parents are asking where the staff was when this was happening. We took those concerns straight to the Shelby County School System.

A spokesperson told us there were teachers around at the time, and they were screaming at the kids not to do what they were doing.

She adds it appears there were two kids who jumped but says because of privacy laws she couldn’t disclose if they were injured. The students did face disciplinary actions afterward, according to the spokesperson.

It’s unclear when the incident took place. As for preventing future occurrences, the system issued the following statement:

“This occurred in an area of the school where students have to wait to enter the locker room to change into P.E. clothes. We have placed our School Resource Officer there to assist teachers during the transition of students coming in and out of that locker room location. The principal addressed this behavior over the intercom with all students during morning announcements.”

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