Mom Arrested After Posting on Social Media About Fight at Son's School Says She Was 'Terrified'

Playing Mom Hauled to Jail After Posting Video of High School Fight

A mother was arrested after sharing footage of high school students fighting on social media

Maegan Adkins-Barras says her son, Dylan, is a student at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, and found the video of the fight on social media. She said he showed her the footage.

The video showed two students going at each other and throwing punches. At one point, one throws the other to the ground. It happens again, and the student hits his head.

"The way that boy went back and hit his head, he could have died or had a severe brain injury," the 32-year-old mom, whose husband suffered a brain injury, told Inside Edition.

Adkins-Barras was so upset at what she saw that she posted the video on her Facebook page with a message: “This should not be happening. Why do we have to worry so much about our kids at school?” 

The next day, in late February, she got a call and was asked to attend a meeting at the school. When she got there, she was handcuffed and taken to jail.

“I was terrified, I did cry," she said,

She was charged with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity. 

“I don't think I’m to blame, we see this every day,” she said, adding that she was "in shock" and "wasn't expecting it."

“In terms of off the charts and bizarreness, this story is off the charts,” her attorney Clay Burgess told Inside Edition. 

The charges were dropped, and she plans to sue over the arrest. 

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