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YES­TER­DAY, we told how a box­ing gym sparked out­rage among par­ents af­ter of­fer­ing kids the chance to fight out their dif­fer­ences in their ring.

David Orr, who runs the War­riors Gym in Whit­burn, West Loth­ian, posted on Face­book, claim­ing po­lice had dealt with in­ci­dents at schools, of­fer­ing an al­ter­na­tive where pupils can “square go” while wear­ing pro­tec­tive gear.

The story caused a bit of a de­bate on the Record Face­book page.

Clare Con­nor hit out at the par­ents who were against the scheme. She ar­gued: “This gym is of­fer­ing these kids a safe way to chan­nel their anger with­out other kids jump­ing in or it go­ing too far and end­ing up all over so­cial me­dia.”

Micha Not­lar, a mother of two, agreedm adding: “It’s a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment … no weapons and pro­tec­tive gear is on.”

And Jean Ca­vanagh added: “I would rather have my kids fight it out in a box­ing ring than them be­ing bul­lied in the street and get­ting stabbed or worse.”

GYM OF­FER David Orr

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