The parents of a Tucker Middle School seventh-grader are facing charges for allegedly encouraging their daughter to fight with another girl at a bus stop after class on Friday.
"It just broke my heart to know that parents would allow this to happen. And for my child to be there with nobody," Quateka Durden told WSB-TV. Durden's daughter was the other girl involved in the fight.
Durden said the other student's parents drove their child from the school to the bus stop on Post Oak Drive in order to deliberately start a fight with her daughter. "They followed the bus. We seen (sic) them from behind the bus," she added.
Police charged Timothy Taylor and Shequita Cade with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They also charged Taylor with battery after a video of the altercation showed him shouting, "nobody better try to jump in neither."
During the video Taylor is heard encouraging his daughter to hit Durden's daughter. "The father is there saying nobody touch (his) child. But my child is on the ground pleading for someone to get her off of her," Durden said.
A passerby stepped in to break up the fight, but it's not clear who shot the video.
Taylor and Cade told police their daughter was being bullied at the school, but Durden said there are better ways to solve disputes. "My child could have died. She could have hit the concrete the wrong way. Their child could have died."
A hearing is scheduled Monday at Tucker Middle School to discuss the incident and disciplinary action for the two students.