"Words kept going back and forth or whatever, and he called me out," Phillips said. "And I smooshed him in his face or whatever."
According to Flagler County Sheriffs Deputies, Mickens slammed Phillips to the ground as the bus arrived. Then, according to deputies, Phillips followed, Mickens onto the bus where she grabbed Mickens hair. The bus driver told Phillips to get off the bus and other students tried to stop the fight .
"She chased me on the bus and pulled me by the back of my head," Mickens told WESH.com. "I don't even talk to her son. I don't even hang around him ... None of that ain't true."
Phillips was arrested and charged with child abuse and trespassing on school property. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Was the mom in the right? Absolutely not. Look the days are gone when kids can fight back. If they do they can be arrested and charged. Suspensions and Expulsions are not a pretty thing and can tarnish a child's record and may hurt his/her chances for educational scholarships. Children who physically assault other children or even teachers on school property, like buses need to be punished under the Districts Code of Conduct. Why have a code of conduct if it is not going to be adhered too. Teachers and administrators have to realize that they are RESPONSIBLE for what goes on in their respective schools and district. It is not up to the parent of the victim to discipline the bully, it is the schools as well as the perpetrators parents.
We don't know all the facts in this case. We don't know if Ms. Phillips had ongoing dialogue with the school regarding her son. We don't even know if the child was bullied or if it was a one time fight. But if the attack happened on school grounds and was witnessed by a school official, including bus drivers then in Florida it must be reported. I feel for Ms. Phillips, she thought she was doing the right thing. But now she faces a legal mess.