Authorities say Morlan is the woman in a video seen cheering her daughter during a fight outside Taft Middle School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A teacher attempted to intervene but was, herself, punched and knocked to the ground.
Advocates for government schools say they offer the advantage of social engagement. While that is often true, they also offer a place to be beaten to a pulp.
Fortunately, there was at least one teacher who did the right thing.
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An Albuquerque mother was charged with child abuse after she was seen on video cheering on her daughter in a fight, deputies said.
Nicole Morlan allowed her daughter to fight with another girl at school, they said. A Taft Middle School student caught the fight and Morlan's comments on the video.
The two had argued earlier in the day before things got physical, authorities said.
In the video, a teacher can be seen attempting to break up the fight. The teacher is then punched and pulled to the ground.
The mother is wearing a striped hooded sweatshirt in the footage, officials say.
Morlan was arrested on charges of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both of which are considered felonies.
She has since bonded out, and made her first court appearance Thursday. She was advised to get a lawyer. If convicted, she could face jail time and thousands of dollars in fines.
The students have since been disciplined. Morlan is banned from school property for the rest of the year.
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