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YouTube: Mont Pleasant students unlikely to make money

Mont Pleasant Middle School students walk past a police car on the front lawn of the school at dismissal Friday, October 11, 2013.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Mont Pleasant Middle School students walk past a police car on the front lawn of the school at dismissal Friday, October 11, 2013.
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Students at Mont Pleasant Middle School may think there are riches awaiting them on YouTube, but they’re wrong, the video-sharing service said. Some students are attacking others and filming it with smartphones in hopes of getting paid by YouTube, according to a gang specialist hired by the school district. He said they think they will get paid if a fight video gets 1 million views. But it’s not that easy, according to a YouTube spokeswoman. ...

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