Attention Moms: Don't Get Caught Cheering On Your Kid In A YouTube Video Fight

A Florida mother who stood on the sidelines cheering on her daughter during a planned high school fight between the teen and another girl was arrested today for child abuse.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, April Newcomb, 39, can be seen on multiple YouTube videos “encouraging” her daughter “to physically fight” with the other girl. The videos, one of which can be viewed below, were filmed by attendees of the fight, which occurred in a vacant field near Palmetto High School.

As seen in this still, it appears most teens present came prepared to record the fisticuffs. 

When questioned by a cop, Newcomb, pictured in the mug shot at right, claimed that she only attended the bout between the two 16-year-old combatants in order “to make sure nothing got out of hand.” She also wanted to look out for her daughter’s health since the teen had “sustained a skull fracture from a previous incident approximately two years ago.”

"Of course we were both wrong and I understand that," Newcomb said, adding, "I understand where ya’ll are coming from.”  

As her daughter is being throttled by a larger girl, Newcomb can be heard at one point yelling to her child, “Don’t fucking stop.” Later in the video, apparently serving as her offspring’s corner man, Newcomb advises, “Punch her in the fucking body.”

Newcomb can also be seen at the clip’s outset, arriving with her daughter’s entourage as the teen's opponent bounced about in preparation for the fight.

Comments (132)

Shut the hell up you racist son of a bitch.
corip you're funny
MS, I guess in your book anybody from the south who is white, is white trash.
That crew passes with flying colors for being white trash. I would bet most of the crowd has a hard time getting out of high school! Dumb asses! BWAHAHHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAA!
we assuem you are intimately familair with the struggle to get out of high school - when did you finally give up the struggle?
I was not referring the young people in the video. I was referring to young people in general, black and white that were ill informed enough to vote for the idiot. They fell for the many, many lines of BS that spewed from his lips. November can't get here soon enough.
I agree Tb, we probably need an IQ test for voting. The young people in this country voted for the idiot with the rock star image and look what we got, the worst president is history. Obama needs to be impeached, before he does anymore harm. Remember in November!
Okay. If you were educated, you would know that having to take a test in order to vote has been declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. This occurred during the civil rights movement over 50 years ago. But you are clearly a moron, and probably don't know what the Supreme Court is. I assume you are like these dumb kids in the video and do not really read or write very well. Hopefully, you are too stupid to register and you won't actually vote. Go watch Jerry Springer or something, retard.
Harry you idiot - the reason for the ruling was to prevent exclusion of people based on the excuse that didn't have access to the same education as others. Now that the gubbmint has decided it WRONGFULLY should be spending tax money on public education we all have the same access - so the test would truly be about intelligence and not used as a convenient tool to exclude a race/religion/culture. It's apples and oranges (I'm sure you're very familiar with fruits)
Hey Texas, if you notice in the video, these are white punks and white trash. Did you not forget that Pres. Obama is black and was brought up in Hawaii! So the white trash who did not vote for Pres. Obama are reaping the benefits of his programs. Get an education.