Marine sees two high school kids fighting and responds in the most Marine Corps way possible

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Marine tackles kids fighting

A newly minted Marine showed a little too much bias for action by body slamming two high school students who were fighting.

On Thursday, Terminal Lance's Maximilian Uriarte tweeted a video which shows the Marine running toward and tackling the two students, then pinning one of the boys to the ground before the belligerents are separated.


"Pfc. Josue ValdezSarmiento witnessed what he perceived to be a dangerous school fight and intervened," according to a statement from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego/Western Recruiting Region.

"As a service, we take great pride in being members of the community and would never want a student to be injured by the actions of any Marine or to jeopardize our relationships with the high schools where our recruiters often serve."

No injuries were reported at the time and ValdezSarmiento was counseled by his command, a Marine official told Task & Purpose.

ValdezSarmiento recently graduated boot camp and is working at a recruiting station in Stockton, California, while he is waiting to go to his military occupational specialty school, the official said.

While visiting his former high school with a recruiter on Wednesday, ValdezSarmiento saw the two students punching and kicking each other and decided to break up the fight, the official said.

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