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Teens Use Social Media to Organize Mall Fight of 200 People

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A recent mall fight has many concerned over the use of social media by teens to organize crimes.

More than 200 teenagers met at the Lauderhill Mall this week to fight one another. Police believe the large brawl was organized on Facebook.

"I don't know what the motive was for using the mall or why they would want to fight," Lauderhill Lt. Michael Butkus said.

Some have reported that an argument earlier in the week between two girls may have sparked the mall fight. Others believe the fight was organized because of a disagreement about the Trayvon Martin case.

"I just heard that anybody that had beef with each other is supposed to come over here and fight," one witness said.

The mall was on lockdown for two hours while police tried to stop the fights. While no one was arrested, police stayed on the scene afterwards to ensure nothing else happened.

"The police presence was meant to show that we would not tolerate anyone breaking the law…we're not going to tolerate that kind of activity," Butkus said. 

Sources: Inquisitr, World Pro News