Smoking gun – A Florida mother who stood on the sidelines cheering on her daughter during a planned high school fight between the teen and another girl was arrested today for child abuse. According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, April Newcomb, 39, can be seen on multiple YouTube videos “encouraging” her daughter “to physically fight” with the other girl. The videos, one of which can be viewed above, were filmed by attendees of the fight, which occurred in a vacant field near Palmetto High School. When questioned by a cop, Newcomb, pictured in the mug shot at right, claimed that she only attended the bout between the two 16-year-old combatants in order “to make sure nothing got out of hand.” She also wanted to look out for her daughter’s health since the teen had “sustained a skull fracture from a previous incident approximately two years ago.” “Of course we were both wrong and I understand that,” Newcomb said, adding, “I understand where ya’ll are coming from.” As her daughter is being throttled by a larger girl, Newcomb can be heard at one point yelling to her child, “Don’t fucking stop.” Later in the video, apparently serving as her offspring’s corner man, Newcomb advises, “Punch her in the fucking body.”

I don’t have much to say about this video.. I see cat fight vids on the reg. Here’s the deal though. Three minutes into the fight, we finally see the mother doing some “cheering on” for her daughter. Only thing is, the daughter is the skinny one. Not the 200 pound welterweight that seems to be winning. Now, I may be old fashioned here, but if that was your daughter wouldn’t you be stepping in a little earlier on in the fight? Mom just lets her daughter get laced left and right for the first three minutes before doing some corner coaching.. Come on mom, you gotta be in from the start.

As of late Wednesday night, Newcomb was in Manatee County jail on a $15,000 bond.