Mom Blamed For Starting Fight At School

(Memphis) Police were called to East High Thurdsay after a fight broke out next to the school, but instead of students it was a parent who ended up in jail.

Memphis police say 37-year-old Pamela Cumming and her 19-year-old daughter Kevdisha Williams both came to the high school to help a younger daughter fight another student.

The fight started in front of East High on Poplar, and quickly ended at a playground next to the school when security officers stepped in.

Spencer Sawyer lives across the street from the playground and watched the two girls fight.

He couldn’t help notice an adult egging them on.

“The momma pointed her finger and said go head and get her,” said Sawyer.

School security officers say when they got to the playground there was a large crowd surrounding the two girls who were fighting.

One security officer said he had to fight his way through the crowd and heard Cumming yell for her younger daughter to keep fighting.

He said that’s when her older daughter Kevdisha jumped on his back to join in.

“Yeah, she jumped on his back. A girl in blue pants. She jumped on his back,” said Sawyer.

Kevdisha was arrested for disorderly conduct and Cumming for inciting a riot and contributing to the delinquency of child.

Sawyer said that was no way for a parent to act.

“We are supposed to get kids to work it out and not shoot it or fight it out. When we start encouraging them what do we expect,” said Sawyer.

He said in this case the adults were the ones who ended up in handcuffs.

The two girls involved in the fight were both issued juvenile summons.

Shelby County Schools Administrators are still trying to determine what kind of disciplinary action to take against the students.

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