For the second time in a week, a mother is being charged with getting in the middle of a fight that involved her daughter, at school.
The first incident took place last week at Girls High School in Philadelphia when police say a mother and her friend jumped into the middle of a fight inside the hallway, beating a teen who was arguing with the daughter.
The second incident was caught on camera in Upper Darby over the weekend when a mother allegedly forced her daughter, 12, and another girl to fight.
The Girls High fight caused enough commotion that school went into lockdown mode for three hours. It began after parent Nikia Shuler, 36, came to the school on March 5 to speak with the principal. She wanted to talk about a subway fight that occurred the day before, involving her daughter.
Tanya Jarmon, 27, accompanied Shuler to the impromptu meeting.
While the women were waiting in the principal's office, they heard yelling in the hallway.
Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard told NBC10's Harry Hairston that Shuler recognized her daughter's voice. He says Shuler and Jarmon immediately went out to the hallway and got into a fight with one of the other girls in the group. The two women are accused of pulling the student's hair and punching her in the face, according to a police report obtained by Hairston.
Shuler and Jarmon are charged with simple assault, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person.
In the Upper Darby case, Michele Davenport, 45, is accused of prodding her daughter into a fight with another 12-year-old, who they claim is a bully. The entire episode, which happened in the parking lot of an elementary school, was taped with a cell phone.
"It's sickening to watch," Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told the Delaware County Daily Times.
Davenport and her daughter face charges.