A 43-year-old father has been beaten to death outside his Maryland home while protecting one of his children from individuals who wanted to continue a fight that broke out at school.

Christopher Wright was confronted by three teenagers and two adults Friday over an altercation that involved his fiancée's 14-year-old son. The boy got into a fight with someone at the Brooklyn Park Middle School earlier that day before the scuffle moved outside Wright's home, according to the New York Post.

The group demanded to see the 14-year-old son, but Wright said the boy was not going to come out and fight.

"Chris came out to tell them, like, he's not coming out here to fight, and they threatened at one point to come in and get him, and then they said, 'If he's not going to fight, then you're going to fight,'" Wright's fiancée, Tracy Karopchinsky, told 11 News.

Karopchinsky said her three sons were at home when Wright was beaten up. He sustained a traumatic brain injury and was pronounced dead at the hospital the next day.

"Just looking at the damage that was done to him, that wasn't just punching that did that. Like, there's no way that punching did that. The damage was done before the ambulance ever took him away. I mean, he'd had a seizure. It was done. There was nothing that the hospital could do," Karopchinsky added.

The violent brawl was caught on surveillance cameras.

"My dad and I tried to go onto the camera to look, and the first video that comes up is my 12-year-old son screaming, 'Daddy, daddy, daddy,' and running out of the house into the street to go help his dad. And, I couldn't watch anymore after that. I just couldn't," Karopchinsky said further.

The woman described Wright as a devoted father and said they were engaged and had been in a relationship for years.

She also noted that violence is rampant among teenagers today and that parents need to take action to curb it.

"They didn't just ruin our lives. Their lives are going to be changed forever. Their parents' lives are going to be changed forever, and nobody thinks about that just from a fight," Karopchinsky said, as per 11 News. "It is everywhere, and somewhere, we as parents are failing these children as parents. It's not the school's responsibility. It's our responsibility."

No charges were immediately filed against the individuals involved in the fight.

The investigation into the incident continues.

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