A 34 -yr old Edgewater, FL woman was arrested on Tuesday for allegations that she was involved in a fight with her daughter and another girl at their middle school.
Candice Carla Milam was arrested by Volusia County deputy sheriffs and charged with child abuse and battery. Two girls, 11 and 12, one of them Milam’s daughter, got into a fight last month outside of the school. The fight was recorded by students, and later posted to Facebook. Police recovered the video, and the investigation uncovered that Milan had been involved in the fight and had encouraged the fight through her actions.
Milam is being held on $1000 bond.
This incident is by no means isolated.
An Orlando FL mother is facing charges after a video on Facebook showed her encouraging her daughter to fight a high school classmate.
Sandra Padilla Miranda, 38, was charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police say video showed her yelling in Spanish to her 17-yr old daughter to “hit harder” and “bite her” during the altercation with a 14-yr old girl.
The classmate told police that Miranda invited her to fight her daughter, who then struck her and attempted to bite her on the face. According to the Orlando Police Department, Miranda said she “was in fear that her daughter and the other girl will continue to fight in school, so she wanted it settled.” According to police, Miranda has admitted that she was wrong for encouraging the fighting.
Miranda posted $1,100 bond at Orange County jail. If convicted, she could face jail time, fines, probation or a combination of the three.
Parenting 101: Mother’s are supposed to discourage their children from fighting. And if they don’t, chances are favorable that Facebook will catch their misdeeds.