Posting of high school fight on social media leads to Louisiana woman’s arrest

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SCOTT, La. (WAVY) — A Louisiana mother was arrested for posting a video on social media of a fight that broke out between two students on a high school’s campus, police said Wednesday.

Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, is charged with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity after she posted a video her son had taken of the fight, which happened Tuesday in a common area at Acadiana High School, according to thepolice department in the city of Scott, west of New Orleans.

During the fight, one of the teens threw a punch, which caused the other teen to fall and hit his head on a concrete bench before falling to the ground, police said. The injured teen was treated at a local hospital.

One student is being charged with second-degree battery, while the other is charged with disturbing the peace while fighting.

Police said the video Adkins-Barras posted was “shared repeatedly.”

“Parents who receive information concerning criminal activity on school campuses are urged to contact their local police department or school administration,” police said in a statement. “Posting videos and photos of illegal activity on social media is against the law in the State of Louisiana.”

Adkins-Barras is booked at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center without bond, police said. She faces a fine of up to $500, up to six months in prison, or both.

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