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Parents Arrested After Teenage Girls Fight on Video

Charges of battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor are pending.

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.

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Cindy Knight December 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM
What a great example of "lack of parenting".....Hope the courts will teach these "parents" a lesson, but I doubt it. These children (age group as a whole) are the future leaders of this country. Very sad.
Charles Marvil December 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Words fail me. How absolutely sad.
Eileen Stone December 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Disgusting. Just disgusting. I love Tucker but I'm getting really tired of learning about the poor choices of the students (and now, parents) in our middle and high school. What is going on??
Mandy Wilder December 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Unfortunately this is what happens when punishment has no follow-through. I would garner to say the parents have a rap sheet and have learned that the courts set a punishment and then do not hold it.
Mike McNamara December 10, 2012 at 03:34 PM
I should have known better than to check out the video. Thanks to the blurring of upper bodies, we really don't see any punches landing. And with the bleeping out of language, we miss out on potentially amusing insults and what not. This was a total tease.
Patrick Littel December 10, 2012 at 07:36 PM
A child is laughing towards the end of the fight. How can a man, a father, encourage this kind of behavior, and then threaten anyone who wanted to intervene? We need a license to get married, to drive a car, to hunt for deer, but we need NOTHING to be a parent. Sad, really, for everyone, but particularly the girl whose parents forced her to fight. She is being tormented from every side.
ridged8 December 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Simple, they should lose custody of this, and any other kids they may have. No appeal!! As long as we as a society coddle our criminals, behavior such as this and worse, will continue to happen.
Randall December 11, 2012 at 03:08 AM
I believe everybody is missing a vital point. Quatika is not angry at the fact her daughter got in a fight nor is she mad her child is a bully. She states: "it breaks my heart...and for my child to be there with nobody!" Suggest that had she been there to even out the fight then it would be ok. Later she mentions when confronted with her daughter's bullying, "there are better ways to handle disputes." There was no dispute, there was your daughter being a bully! Bad parenting all around!
coralena richman December 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I agree these children are out of control because their parents most likely have never been in control!!! A relative once told me while we were watching a 14 year and her mother beating the crap out of a teacher in [where else but Dekalb Cty, GA?] that "all these children today are monsters..." I replied, "I beg to differ. I raised a child and mentored many. They are all civilized, dignified and intelligent. They become a product of whose guiding, mentoring and parenting them. Sure many people have given up on kids today. However, you and others need to realize the simple fact that if you follow one of these 'monsters' home, you will find a monster or two raising them!!!" As long as savages and heathens keep breeding like fleas, rabbits and amoebas--what can anyone expect?
Hal December 11, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Sorry to disappoint you, Mike. I assume the pay per view cage matches are too expensive for you?
Concerned dad December 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Our child has been a victim of bullying at TMS. We are convinced that the administration would have done nothing had we not been vigilant in our demands for the bully to be punished. Unfortunately the administration at TMS would rather sweep these problems under the carpet than deal with them. This incident is obviously a result of both NON parenting and a useless administration at TMS! The administration needs to be held accountable for their lack of attention to the problems at their ghetto school as well as the horrible parents of that girl.
Sir Quagmire December 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I love Tucker and every situation or concern with bullying has been swift and thorough. My experience is that parents claim bullying as a defense when their child is the actual bully. Come with clean hands. The school is only as good as the community. As a member of the PTA, I find that the majority of students and parents are exceptional. Then there are those who make the school look bad. Sorry Concerned Dad, I have to disagree with you.
Tammy Woods December 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM
These parents are prime examples of what crack kids grow up to be. Judgement in all situations poor! No sense of right from wrong. ENOUGH SAID!!!
Tammy Woods December 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Let me re-phrase that.......These parents are prime examples of what crack kids WITHOUT guidance grow up to be.
enana December 13, 2012 at 04:49 PM
absolutely right!!
Todd McCutcheon December 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I CANNOT BELIEVE SOME OF THESE COMMENTS. It sounds to me like these parents were simply encouraging their daughter to stand up to a bully. I would do the same. You people obviously either grew up in Mayberry, or just have your head too far up your butt to see that these parents in their way were trying to stop the abuse of their own daughter.
K.D. December 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
The administration at Tucker Middle School could care less about bullying. My son was bullied on a daily basis last school year and NOTHING was done about it. After I complained on several occasions the administration (Mr. Gumbala and the school counselor blamed my son for being bullied. Saying "I think your son is the instigator", then proceeded to tell me about anti-bullying laws LOL! I withdrew my son from that horrible ghetto school. He's now at a much better school and hasn't had any problems.
Mario West December 15, 2012 at 03:52 AM
mike, you are an idiot
AL December 18, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Wow.. They should be in jail. All three of them. That's sick as hell. Giving Tucker a bad name..

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