Posted Sept. 19, 2007 — When 26-year-old Shayla Muldrow got word that a bully was messing with her daughter, she got on the bus with her daughter one morning, went through a crowd of students and told her child to handle her business.
The Tampa, Fla., mom, who was in court Tuesday, told a judge and jury, while smacking bubble gum and blowing bubbles, that she wasn't trying to start trouble, she was only going to the rescue of her 9-year-old daughter.
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In the video, you can see Muldrow following her daughters onto the bus saying, ""First of all, where's the girl who slapped my girl?"
The bully raised her hand and Muldrow lost it.
You hear Muldrow yelling at the 10-year-old bully and other children on the school bus.
What happened next was unbelievable.
She told her daughter to "handle it." Before her daughter started pounding on the bully, Muldrow says she helped her daughter take off her backpack telling the court, "I wasn't going to let her fight with her book bag on."
You can see Muldrow in the video standing back and watching while her daughter fights the other girl.
The bully, now 11, testified Tuesday saying that Muldrow told her daughter to come and hit her, reports The St. Petersburg Times.
Muldrow’s lawyers tried to convince the court that she was just acting like any concerned parent would and that it was the bus driver’s fault for letting things get out of control and the bully’s fault for starting everything in the first place.
But that's not how the jury saw it.
After deliberating for 90 minutes, they found Muldrow guilty of trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both misdemeanors reports The Times.
Her sentencing will be Thursday morning, and she could be looking at up to two years in the county jail.
And Muldrow just may feel right at home there.
Prior to this incident, she had already been arrested 15 times for various offences. And just earlier this month, she was arrested for driving on a revoked license, reports The Times.