Scott PD: Mom arrested for posting son’s video footage of school fight on social media

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SCOTT, La. (KLFY)- A third arrest has been made in the incident concerning two juveniles fighting at Acadiana High School, but this time it’s a parent. 

During an investigation of the incident, Scott Police Department’s school resource officers found that Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, of Broussard, allegedly obtained a video of the fight that occurred on the campus of Acadiana High School on Tuesday, February 19 from her son’s cell phone.

“Adkins-Barras admitted that once she received the video from her son, she then posted the video to social media where it was shared repeatedly,” the department said. 

A fight between two teens in the commons area of Acadiana High School was reported to the school resource officers and school administration on Tuesday, February 19.

The disturbing video footage shows one of the juveniles throwing a punch causing the other juvenile to fall and strike his head on one of the concrete benches in the area before falling to the ground.

The injured teen was taken 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, Scott Police Chief Chad Leger said.

Adkins-Barras was placed under arrest and transported to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where she was booked for Unlawful Posting of Criminal Activity for Notoriety and Publicity.

No bond has been set at this time. 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,” the Scott Police Department said. “Violators of the law could be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.”

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Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.

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