(FOX NEWS) - A Florida woman was arrested for felony child abuse after urging her 14-year-old daughter to fight with a girl who was six months pregnant, police said.
Celena Troupe, 34, allegedly encouraged her daughter as the got into the fight with the pregnant minor on Friday.
Troupe, a former convicted felon, knew her child’s opponent was pregnant but “actively encouraged” the fight, investigators said, according to a report. Cops said Troupe “did not make any effort to stop or restrain her daughter from fighting during the first 2 to 3 min of the altercation.”
The pregnant girl, Troupe later said, “hit my daughter first.” She said that the incident was related to a fight her daughter had on a school bus on the way home and that it continued after the students got off the bus. “They hit my baby first,” she said. “We were the victims.”