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Mother Arrested For Posting Video of Fight at Acadiana High School

Feb 20, 2019 03:49PM ● By Staff Writer

A physical altercation between two juveniles at Acadiana High School was reported to the School Resource Officers and school administration on Tuesday, February 19th. During the altercation, one of the juveniles threw a punch causing the other juvenile to fall and strike his head on a concrete bench before falling to the ground. The juvenile was transported to a local medical facility where he was treated. One juvenile is being charged with Second Degree Battery while the other is charged with Disturbing the Peace by Fighting.

During an investigation of the incident by the Scott Police Department School Resource Officer’s, it was discovered that a student’s mother had obtained a video of the fight from her son’s cell phone and posted it to social media.

The mother, Maegan Adkins-Barras (Meagan Marie Adkins), of Broussard, admitted to posting the video online and was subsequently arrested and transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where she was booked for Unlawful Posting of Criminal Activity for Notoriety and Publicity [14:107.4]. 

Officials recommend that parents who receive information concerning criminal activity on school campuses are urged to contact their local police department or school administration. Posting videos and photos of illegal activity on social media is against the law in the State of Louisiana. Violators of the law could be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty is a court of law. 

 * Photo source: Scott Police Department social media page 2/20/2019.

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