Louisiana Mother Arrested After Allegedly Attacking One Student Before Urging Her Daughter to Fight Another

A Louisiana mother was arrested after she allegedly attacked one student at a middle school, before urging her daughter to fight another, authorities said.

Lacey Louis was taken into custody after an incident at Westlake Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday morning, WAFB reported.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was alerted to a "major disturbance" on the school's campus after the assistant principal told a sheriff's deputy assigned to the school that Louis on the premises and appeared to be upset, The Advocatereported.

Louis had been told to wait in the assistant principal's office because she was "irate," WAFB reported. But the assistant principal said Louis left the room and was seen attacking a young student in the school's front office, according to the arrest report.

The assistant principal also claimed that Louis had gone and pulled her daughter out of a classroom and then urged the girl to fight a second student, the arrest report said.

Multiple students told authorities they heard Louis tell her daughter to "do your s***," the arrest report said. She also reportedly told her daughter at one point: "Let's go. You did what you came to do."

But Louis claimed she had come to the school that morning in order to talk to officials about the threatening phone calls her daughter was getting from another student at the school.

She also claimed that she never reached the school's front office because she saw her daughter in a fight and was trying to break it up.

No faculty members were aware of Louis being on the school's premises, according to the arrest report.

Newsweek has contacted the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and officials at Westlake Middle School for comment.

Louis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Monday and charged with simple battery, inciting to riot and disturbing the peace, online arrest records show. She was released on bond later that day and will appear at the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge on a later date.

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