Miranda Fugate, Shovel Girl: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

16-year-old Miranda Fugate. (Facebook)

16-year-old Miranda Fugate. (Facebook)

Miranda Fugate has become an instant Internet celebrity after the Ohio teenager got hit in the back of a head with a shovel during a fight with a fellow teen.

A video of the fight has gone viral and become a meme.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Video Of Her Being Hit With a Shovel Went Viral

The video above reportedly features the 16-year-old Miranda getting hit in the back of the head with a shovel thrown by Emily Powers. The video has already become a meme known as “shovel fight.”

2. The Bout Began With a Brutal Fist Fight

In the full 8-minute video of the fight that you can watch above, the battle seems to be pre-arranged. The two obviously don’t like each other, but they fight surrounded by their friends and with a lot of set ground rules. They wait for each other to be ready to fight and even giggle before going at it. But the punching and face shots are rough.

3. Contrary to Published Reports, She’s Not Dead

Miranda Fugate (Twitter)

Miranda Fugate (Twitter)

After the shovel video went viral Tuesday night, several websites published erroneous reports that Miranda had died from injuries sustained from the shovel blow.

Huzlers.com reported the story as follows:

OHIO – Miranda Fugate Lockwood died of serious head injuries after being hit with a shovel in the head by an old friend of hers named Emily Powers. The whole thing was caught on video and posted all over the internet and generated around 500,000 video views in just 2 days.

A Twitter account in Miranda’s name even tweeted a link to the Huzlers story with the hashtag #RIPMiranda.


4. Her Facebook Page is Covered in School Fight Videos



Miranda appears to be no stranger to school fights. Starting in December 2012, she began posting “funny videos” to her Youtube channel and requesting her friends to subscribe. From her Facebook page, it appears that most of those videos were clips of fights with titles like, “Guy punches girl in the face,” and “School fight NO hair pulling just wrecking.”

5. She Was Hit By Emily Power

emily powers shovel thrower

Emily Powers, the self-identifed shovel-thrower took to Twitter, allegedly to defend herself. (Twitter)

After the video went viral, someone by the name of Emily Powers made a Twitter account to defend herself from online attacks, identifying herself as the young woman who wielded the shovel.

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