by: Rachel Stockman Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County father pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to encouraging his daughter to take part in school fight.
In a YouTube video you can hear Taylor encouraging and coaching his daughter.
"I was shocked. I wish I could say it's the only case we've had. We've heard of other instances where parents are encouraging not just bad behavior, but criminal behavior," said DeKalb County Solicitor General-Sherry Boston.
Taylor is also required to do 200 hours of community service and a parenting class.
"When I see it, it's still shocking to know the mom's on the sidelines being a cheerleader, telling their daughter where to hit Quinnaya and how to punch her," said Quateka Durden, the mother of the 14-year-old victim.
Charges were dismissed against the girl's mother, 32-year-old Shequita Cade. Prosecutors believe she was also present during the fight.
"The message we want to send to the community is I will absolutely prosecute parents that encourage their children to engage in criminal activity," said Boston.
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