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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A shocking video of a brawl involving several teenagers and adults is now prompting a police investigation.

Ericka Frazier remembered the moment she saw her daughter, Shania, caught in a fight outside a local elementary school. Shania, dressed in striped shirt, is seen at the beginning of the video fighting with a girl in a pink shirt.

Later, Frazier discovered the video from that fight was being shared across Facebook.

It hurts. This is the most painful thing ever,” Frazier said. “You cannot protect your children at all times. There is no reason a child should be caged in the house because of this kind of brutality and activity is going on out there.”

Frazier said her daughter received a mild concussion from the incident and spent several hours at the hospital for tests.

As for why the fight started, Shania said she’s not sure.

She told TV5 the other teenage girl you see her fighting in the video contacted her on social media, threatening her to fight.

Shania said if she didn’t know the girl before she was contacted by her.

She told me if I didn’t meet her up and come fight her, she was going to come fight me at my house,” Shania said.

The Saginaw Police Department is investigating the case and looking into who is responsible and why the fight broke out.

It was a fight between teenagers in the area and it has been reported as a bullying incident,” said Sgt. Reggie Williams with the Saginaw Police Department. “We’re just trying to make sure it pans out the way it is being reported.”

Sgt. Williams said in one of the videos, an adult is seen involved in the fight which is a focus of in the investigation.

Frazier said she was just trying to defend her daughter.

These are young women. Is that what you want to have and say that’s our next generation? Now from my end it’s not,” she said. “That’s not the way I raised my daughter. But I did raise her to protect herself.”

The mother and daughter tell TV5 they believe the fights and resulting videos are in an attempt to gain Facebook “likes” and attention.

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