Comedian Katt Williams' latest online video is no laughing matter.
Early Thursday morning, a video surfaced online that showed the comedian apparently fighting a teenager after a friendly soccer match at the teen's school. The video shows Williams and the teen, Luke Walsh, exchange words before they brawl and scramble on the ground. After the teen backs up, Williams tells the young boy to stay away.
Though the video shows the two mutually engaging in a fight, The Morning Ledger reported that the teenager might have planned to provoke Williams into a battle by talking smack during the soccer game, leading to Williams' eventual first punch.
One resident from the area said Walsh planned to get in Williams' face, The Morning Ledger reported.
"He told all his friends way in advance that he was going to get in [Katt's] face, talk smack and not back down until Katt hit him," the resident said, according to The Morning Ledger.
"I tried to shake his hand and he was like, 'back off me little boy.' I don't know if he was sour, but it is what it is," Walsh said, according to Vibe.
Regardless of who started the fight, this event may seem familiar for parents. Young high school teens will often find themselves in fights, for which they blame the other person. That's why Williams' recent scuffle with a teen can teach all parents lessons about how their child can settle conflict peacefully.
Fights among teens are nothing new. A 1999 survey of high school students found that 1 in 3 students have been in a physical fight, with 1 in 7 having that fight on school property and 1 in 9 receiving a physical injury that sent them to a hospital, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
There are myriad reasons that teens engage in physical fights. According to Keep Schools Safe, 54 percent of teens say a fight started because someone was insulted, where as 44 percent said it was a result of an ongoing feud or disagreement. Another 40 percent said fights started because of rumors, and 39 percent said it was because a teen couldn't control his or her anger.