JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville mom is planning to sue the college district after one other mom was accused of attacking her daughter on campus.
Duval County College Police arrested Edith Riddle, 34, on March 18 and charged her with little one abuse. She’s since bonded out of jail.
In line with an incident report, Riddle arrived at DuPont Center College to choose up her 14-year-old daughter after a disturbance however was carrying a boxing glove. As Riddle, her fiancé and her daughter left, there was a combat involving a 12-year-old woman.
The story made headlines the world over.
Relations recognized the 12-year-old sufferer as Navaeh Taylor, a seventh grader on the faculty.
Movies on Instagram present the combat, which reveals the 14-year-old and her mom attacking Taylor, who was crying on the concrete. A instructor breaks it up earlier than extra injury is finished.
“It’s unacceptable, it’s completely disturbing and disgusting,” Taylor’s mom Crystal Wiltsee advised News4Jax.
She mentioned her daughter went to the hospital with bumps, bruises, cuts and chipped tooth. Wiltsee mentioned she felt failed by directors.
She claims employees knew concerning the rigidity between her daughter and the 14-year-old who attacked her after studying a couple of risk earlier within the day.
She mentioned a employees member referred to as her to let her know her daughter was in good fingers, however that she would have to be picked up from the bus cease as a result of the teenager rode the identical bus.
“They assured me that she was effective and that they’ve the scenario underneath management, that the mom was on her approach to decide up the opposite little one,” Wiltsee mentioned.
“The truth that the mother and father got here to the college with boxing gloves leads me to consider that it was deliberate,” she added. She additionally was adamant that, regardless of what Riddle mentioned, her daughter Navaeh just isn’t a bully and was solely standing up for somebody who was being bullied, which led to the strain.
“I’ve by no means even heard of my little one being concerned in any hassle in school,” she famous. “She’s really on the soccer crew.”
Navaeh has been out of faculty because the incident and doesn’t need to discuss what occurred. Nonetheless, their lawyer, Belkis Plata, mentioned they’re planning to sue the college district and Riddle.
“The varsity is placed on discover that a difficulty can occur,” Plata mentioned. “They inform the mom don’t fear we’ve this all underneath management when in actual fact they didn’t. And the risk grew to become actual and so they nonetheless failed to guard her.”
Plata mentioned she needed to see legal expenses for the 14-year-old attacker and an investigation into Riddle’s fiancé. He’s famous within the report as being there however was not arrested or charged.
“We wish [prosecutors] to know that our shopper remembers this grown man kicking her when she was down and being attacked by the mom and daughter,” she mentioned.
A college district communications worker mentioned it may well’t remark additional due to pupil privateness legal guidelines.
“We take pupil confidentiality very significantly,” a college district spokesperson advised News4Jax. “Whereas some mother and father might come to you to share their pupil’s instructional expertise, we’re dedicated to defending the privateness of our college students and their instructional and disciplinary information.”
The district did present a redacted copy of the incident report upon request.
Riddle answered the cellphone Friday afternoon however hung up when News4Jax requested for remark.
Wiltsee mentioned Navaeh is recovering however just isn’t returning to DuPont Center College. Neither is her brother who additionally attends the college. She mentioned they are going to be doing digital studying till they will get positioned in a constitution faculty. She mentioned personal faculty wasn’t financially an choice.
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