Student suspended for breaking up a fight says he would do it again

CREATED Feb 8, 2014

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Four in Your Corner hearing from the teen who says he jumped into the middle of a fight at East Lee County High School Thursday and is now suspended because of it. 

Mark Betterson says he realized he had to do something when he saw a fellow student throw milk in another's face, use gay slurs, and then start to hit him. 
 
James Griffin, 18, is charged with battery. 
 
His alleged victim, 18-year-old Jonathan Colon, walked away with bruises on his head. 
 
Classmates say Colon is openly gay and believe that is one reason he was attacked. 
 
Many who saw the fight say it could have been worse if Betterson didn't step in. 
 
Betterson says he has a 10-day suspension because the school has a zero-tolerance policy on fighting. 
 
He has a suspension hearing with administrators Monday to further look at the case.