Mom Takes swings at kids on bus

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    Personally, I think the kids involved did need a beat-down....

    http://www.local10.com/news/3998577/detail.html

    Police: School Bus Camera Catches Mom Beating Student

    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. --

    A Lake County mom was arrested after a camera on a school bus caught her beating a student who had gotten into a fight on a school bus, police said.

    The camera shows three girls throwing punches at the back of the bus as a woman in a white shirt, Rita Gooden, walks back.

    The camera shows Gooden push one girl out of the way, then strike another girl. The child appears to be pinned to a back seat out of view of the camera as the apparent beating continues.

    Gooden is charged with simple battery, and she faces up to a year behind bars.
     
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    Was the woman the mother of the child?
     
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    She was beating the kid and should be put in jail.
     
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    Can't really tell from the picture, but the article says "The child appears to be pinned...as the beating continues" so it was probably more than just a slap in the face. Just in my opinion I wouldn't want some random stranger slapping my child, especially a bus driver, even if they were being disruptive. Let the parents discipline the child if they wish.
     
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    see above.... I hadn't seen the video, but now I have. She should be pinned down and beat by the FATHER of the girl she was hitting.
     
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    Don't imprison her...Promote her, and give her a large pay raise. Put the parents of the kid(s) in question behind bars.
     
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    wow -=d=-, I always considered you smarter than that statement. You have no idea about the situation. Perhaps it was her daughter that was wrong in the first place and she just lent a "hand" because blood is thicker than water.....

    An adult's job is to stop such nonsense, not promote it.

    You say put the parents of the kids in question, well, she is the parent of the one of them, so you are being contradictory in your statement.
     
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    Did anybody see what I saw? She got on the bus, stopped to watch and only when she saw her daughter was losing did she wade in and beat the snot out of the girl hitting her daughter.

    This in no way gives her the right to beat the snot out of the girl that was winning a fight against her daughter, it just seemed odd that she stopped to watch at all. Then to find out it was only to see if her daughter would win the fight.
     
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    I agree. The mom needs a beating.

    I remember when I was about 9 getting into a fight. My dad was watching and I was git'n my butt beat bad. I ran home only to have my dad tell me, "son, git your ass back out there and defend yourself".

    Today, the parents run into the mêlée and pick up the slack for their kids.
     
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    Maybe I should have read the link?

    from what was quoted the impression I got was: Lady sees some girls beating up another. She walks back and beats the beaters.

    Nothing wrong with that - in that context.
     

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