JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dramatic cellphone video posted to Instagram shows violence at DuPont Middle School.
Duval County School Police report an assault involved two adults, a high schooler and a middle schooler.
Taylor’s mother, Crystal Wiltsee, wants to know how and why two adults and a high school student were even able to get onto DuPont Middle School’s campus Thursday and go after her daughter.
In the video, Taylor is seen on the pavement, surrounded by a man, a woman and another student.
Duval County School Police are calling the incident a “child abuse” incident, naming 34-year-old Edith Riddle as a suspect.
Taylor tells Action News Jax she’s now “scared, most of the time.”
Police say Riddle and another man, along with a Terry Parker High School student entered the middle school through its front doors.
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The report says the man had on boxing gloves, and the three made their way through the cafeteria and out onto a patio.
The report says the student saw the victim and darted towards her, adding that Riddle then “joined in the affray and stood on the victim’s hair, as she lay on the pavement.”
The report went on to say that the suspect “threw several punches to the victim’s head.”
“The moment that she chose to touch this one, it’s a whole other – and she’s just not to blame, I put the school to blame just as much as her, because had they escorted the lady off the property when they showed up to the school in boxing gloves, that’s not normal,” Crystal Wiltsee said.
Duval County School Police arrested Riddle shortly after the incident, but Wiltsee says it’s not enough.
“Now she’s scared… It’s complete and utter bullcrap.”
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Wiltsee tells Action News Jax she plans on taking legal action.
Jail records show Riddle was arrested on Thursday and later bonded out of jail early Saturday morning.
She is charged with child abuse.
Laureen Ricks with DCPS told Action News Jax “I am aware of an incident but don’t have any details.”
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