This story has gone viral on the internet and social media is on fire from discussing who is right or wrong in this situation. A Florida mom, 35 years old, was caught on video fighting a 12-year-old girl who happened to be her daughter’s classmate. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering, what can possibly be the reason an adult would fight a child right? This mom claimed she had a very good excuse to do so.
Irisdaly Rios, 35, alleged Ashley Perez, 12, has been constantly bullying her daughter for years. Not only verbally, but physically as well, and the school system has failed to stop it. Perez denied these allegations. She stated the verbal confrontations occurred but they never escalated into physical altercations. Either way Rios decided she had enough. She was tired of seeing her daughter hurting and scared to go to school. Rios believed she was forced to take matters into her own hands and confront Perez. She arrived at the Hialeah Middle School parking lot and waited for the students to get dismissed. Perez noticed Rios and approached her car believing Rios only wanted to talk to her. Seconds into the conversation Rios jumped out of her car, screaming profanities at her. Perez yelled back, and oh boy, that was a bad decision. Rios started punching, slapping, and scratching Perez. Students immediately filmed the incident, yelled at Rios to stop, and called the police.
The police arrived at the scene and arrested Rios. After evaluating Perez, who had a chipped tooth, scratches on her neck and a bruised head, the police decided to charge Rios with battery of a minor. They identified Rios and Perez from the cell phone video footage taken at the scene of the fight. The police stated “Rios should have contacted the school or police over the bullying allegations. Everybody loses here”.
Who do you believe is guilty? Hialeah Middle School or Rios? Watch the video here.