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New State School 'Fight-Club' Video Released

CORPUS CHRISTI - KRIS 6 News has obtained some new video of the so-called fight clubs at the Corpus Christi State School that led to criminal charges against six former employees.
/ Source: KRIS-TV

CORPUS CHRISTI - KRIS 6 News has obtained some new video of the so-called fight clubs at the Corpus Christi State School that led to criminal charges against six former employees.

The latest videos are just as disturbing as the ones released a few months back.

The video shows state school patients being pushed to fight each other while employees watched and laughed.

Former employee, Jesse Salazar, is seen in the video encouraging a smaller patient with down syndrome to push and provoke another larger patient, who then turns toward the other man and chases him.

Later, after getting the smaller man in a head lock, he tosses him to the ground and punches him several times in the face, before someone stops him.

The four videos were played during Salazar's trial in August. The video was obtained by KRIS 6 News in an open records request.

Also, during another new video, the person recording tells the men fighting not to bite. A third video shows two men violently wrestling and punching. The fight was broken up by Salazar, but only after it got out of hand.

His attorney said that proved that Salazar was not an encouraging the fights. However, the jury disagreed and found him guilty of injury to a disabled person.

In addition, the fourth video shown to the jury in his trial involved a man who screams as he runs away to avoid having to fight. In that clip, Salazar is seen wearing red, filming it all with his own cell phone and not trying to help the victims. He was not just standing by on the sidelines, as he claimed in court.

Online Reporter: Bart Bedsole