Felecia Phillips goes hard for hers. Wednesday morning the Burnell, Fl, mom found herself in police custody after she took matters into her own hands, literally, and beat up a teenager she says was bullying her son.
CBS affiliate WKMG reports that Phillips, 35, went to the bus stop at 7 a.m. and confronted a 17-year-old Flagler Palm Coast High School student about a fight the student had the previous day with her son.
Deputies said pushed the student in the face and the teen then slammed Phillips to the ground as the bus arrived, according to the report.
Phillips then chased the teen onto the bus where she grabbed his hair, deputies said. The bus driver told Phillips she was trespassing and had to get off the bus, according to deputies.
Phillips was arrested at around 10 a.m. on child abuse charges and trespassing on school property. She was booked at the Flagler County Inmate Facility on $2,500 bond.
The station spoke to Phillips when she left jail. She said her son had been bullied by kids in the neighborhood for years and she decided to take matters into her own hands.
“He called me a (expletive), and I did push him in his face. I just want you to leave my son alone,” Phillips said. “He’s not that type of kid to go around messing with other kids. My son is trying to get an education. Leave him alone.”
Phillips told the station she didn’t regret attacking the teen because she was acting for her son.
“I don’t want anybody picking on him, and messing with him. Leave my son alone,” Phillips said. “He’s not looking for trouble. I don’t even raise my kids that way. He’s not messing him, why are you messing with him? So no, I don’t regret it.”
Though most kids would be mortified over their mother fighting their battles for them, 15-year-old Terec is grateful. He told CNN:
“I feel great about it because I know a lot of people wish they had a mom that will have their back.”
As for the alleged bully, Justin Mickens, he doesn’t have much of an explanation for the bullying allegations, simply saying:
“I don’t talk to her son. If they don’t say nothing to me, I won’t say nothing to them.”
Right now it’s not clear if he’ll face any charges for fighting on the bus along with Felecia, but most likely he’ll be covered under the guise of self-defense. If he was in fact bullying Terec, I bet he won’t anymore.
What do you think about what Felecia did?
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