Acadiana High Mom Out On Bond Following Arrest
UPDATE: 32-year-old Maegan Adkins-Barras has bonded out of jail after she was arrested on Wednesday for posting video of a fight between two students. She was charged with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity.
UPDATE: The Acadiana High mother who posted the violent school fight video to Facebook has been arrested and charged for illegally posting criminal activity online. Maegan Adkins-Barras was booked on charges of Unlawful Posting of Criminal Activity for Notoriety and Publicity. The video came from Adkins-Barras' son's cell phone. It was posted early and shared with several media outlets- including KPEL News and HOT 107.9. Read the full press release from Scott Police Chief Chad Leger below:
A third arrest has been made in the incident concerning two juveniles fighting at Acadiana High School. During their investigation of the incident, Scott Police Department’s School Resource Officers found that Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, of Broussard, obtained a video of the fight that occurred on the campus of Acadiana High School on Tuesday, February 19th from her juvenile son’s cell phone. Adkins-Barras admitted that once she received the video from her son, she then posted the video to social media where it was shared repeatedly. A physical altercation between two juveniles in the Commons Area of Acadiana High School was reported to the School Resource Officers and school administration on Tuesday, February 19th. During the altercation, one of the juveniles threw a punch causing the other juvenile to fall and strike his head on one of the concrete benches in the area before falling to the ground. The juvenile was transported to a local medical facility where he was treated. One juvenile is being charged with Second Degree Battery while the other is charged with Disturbing the Peace by Fighting. Adkins-Barras was placed under arrest and transported to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where she was booked for Unlawful Posting of Criminal Activity for Notoriety and Publicity. No bond has been set at this time. Parents who receive information concerning criminal activity on school campuses are urged to contact their local police department or school administration. Posting videos and photos of illegal activity on social media is against the law in the State of Louisiana. Violators of the law could be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
A fight between two Acadiana High School students yesterday was caught on video and it's troubling to watch. We have made the decision not to embed the graphic video.
The video that was sent to us shows both students throwing punches. But, a final punch by one student forced the other one down- hitting the back of his head on one of the concrete benches in the "commons area".
KPEL News has learned that the student whose head hit the concrete bench is said to be okay. Authorities were told that the student was cleared medically.
When we contacted the Scott Police Department, Chief Chad Leger said that officers did respond to a fight at the school.
The two juvenile students each have been charged. One student has been charged with second-degree battery and one with disturbing the peace by fighting.
The investigation into what exactly happened to spark the fight is ongoing.
The school's resource officer was there and the student was immediately treated.