After police were notified about a Facebook video of a street fight between two teenage girls, cops identified the girls and arrested them, WALB-TV reported. But police in Moultrie, Georgia, collared a few other individuals seen on camera — the adults who failed to intervene in the Sept. 18 altercation.
"This is something that we are not going to tolerate in our community," Investigator William Baillargeon told WALB. "It's unacceptable. It should have never happened."
In the clip a number of adults are present during the fight between the girls, both of whom are under 16, the station said. At one point an individual attempts to intervene, but a much larger man is seen stopping and pushing this person away from the altercation.
The adults indentified in the clip are Teresia Anderson, Robert Waldon, and Shelia Waldon. All three — as well as the man who shot and posted the video, Bruce Bishop — are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Anderson, seen in the clip wearing green scrubs, is the mother of one of the girls involved in the fight, WALB added. Anderson was arrested and released from jail.
One mother who lives in the area told WALB that she tries to keep her son away from violence.
"If I was to see my baby fight, I'm going to pull them apart," the mother told the station, adding that it's even worse "when you let the children see that violence can get carried on like that and you don't stop them."