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)

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The worst part is not that these retards live their miserable little Jerry Springer lives, its that they get to vote for a President. Look at this room temperaure IQ mob. How do you think we got Obama for a president?
TBPollock, these are kids, or should we say white trash. The same kids whose parents are reaping the benefits of Pres Obama. Read the newspapers not just get your news from idiots on Fox who only know how to lie to the viewers. Read buddy, read!
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now that's funny I don't care who you are :)
I can remember a couple of boys in my high school that had a major fight after school one day in the parking lot. They were both bloody before it was over. They both came to school the next day with black eyes. Nobody was suspended or went to jail. These guys have been best friends for over 30 years now. Ahhh the 70's, when things were so laid back.
What's the big deal? Kids have been meeting after school to fight forever. Let them get it out of their systems. There was no need for the mother to go to jail. The mother shouldn't have even been there. I'm the sure the daughter was embarrassed to have mom there to watch over her. I would have been. Everything is made into such a big effin deal these days. Kids will be kids. Lighten up everybody.
Frankly, the mother should have been arrested for being a complete and total jackass. Oh, and probably for not acting like an ADULT and breaking the fight up. Sure, kids fight after school -- it's a time honored American tradition. Fine, I'll buy that. But generally speaking, ADULTS break the fights up before somebody gets seriously hurt. You know, like fracturing her skull in a similar event in the past. Can you be incarcerated for being a dumb ass?
wow - so I assume you're behind bars for setting the precedence?