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Felecia Phillips Arrest: Florida Mom Attacks Teen At Bus Stop For Bullying Her Son [Video]

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Authorities in Florida arrested a 35-year-old woman Wednesday after she allegedly attacked a 17-year-old high school student at a school bus stop.

According the Sun-Sentinel, Felecia Phillips of Bunnell, Florida went to the bus stop at 7 am to confront the Flagler Palm Coast High School student about a fight the teen had with her son the day before.

Witnesses say that Phillips began to argue with the student and pushed him in the face. The teen then slammed Phillips to the ground as the bus arrived and attempted to board the vehicle. Phillips, however, chased the teen on the bus and engaged him again.

“She started another fight and grabbed his hair,” Flagler County Sherrif’s spokeswoman Debra Johnson said. “Other students were trying to pull the teenager onto the bus when the bus driver shouted that she was trespassing and needed to get off the bus.”

Phillips, according to the report, then got off the bus and the incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

The 35-year-old mom was arrested at around 10 am on child abuse charges and trespassing on school property. She was booked at the Flagler County Inmate Facility on a $2,500 bond.

Upon her release from jail, Phillips told WKMG6 her son had been bullied by kids in the neighborhood for years, and she decided to take matters into her own hands.

“He called me a (expletive), and I did push him in his face. I just want you to leave my son alone,” Phillips said. “He’s not that type of kid to go around messing with other kids. My son is trying to get an education. Leave him alone.”

You can see video footage of Felecia Phillips’ attack on her son’s alleged bully below:

Readers: Do you think Felecia Phillips was justified in attacking her son’s bully on the school bus? Is the Florida mom right in saying that children these days lack discipline?

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48 Responses to “Felecia Phillips Arrest: Florida Mom Attacks Teen At Bus Stop For Bullying Her Son [Video]”

  1. Tamara Behmlander

    I think the 17 year old should be punished it make s that person an Adult to the mom she could have done some thing diffrent but be in her shoes.

  2. Christy Goose Siragusa Jr.

    I say all charges need to be drop against Felecia, and she is right an old fashion woopin will put an end to all this bullying crap….good for her to step up and protect her son…why should she wait till something real bad happens wit this 17 year old bully…..the parents of this 17 year old should be charged…both his parents….after reading about the Cape Coral 16 year old girl who hung herself because of being bullied…more parents need to step up…that's right step up and slap the tar out these young punks…give em a schoolin they won't soon forget…DO IT! Felecia…

  3. Jessica Cheetham Brewer

    I have a 10 year old daughter who is non verbal autistic who last year was being verbally abused by an ed tech in the school. I went to the principal and demanded changes. A meeting was pulled and I was soothed over and told the person would be talked to. She still works there but my daughter is no longer in that class. I had to do everything in my power to keep my other 2 daughters (28 and 19) and myself from going and beating the ever living daylights outta this women, knowing this would not do any good. We come up against rude children and adults in our every day life that stare at my daughter, make fun of her, or whisper to each other about her. The worst part is the children doing it are just following what the parents have taught them. I do not blame Felecia for being down right pissed and at the end of her rope, but now look what it has done for her child… only made things worse. What she should have done was gone to the parents and beat on them a little because it all starts with them.

  4. Jennifer Kay

    A mom should stick up for her kid. I would have went to the other kids house and have a patent talk. Not the bus stop. I had to do it when my daughter was in 6th grade. It worked out fine

  5. Michelle Bradeen Tripp

    I say she did what she had to do, I would have done the same thing and should have done the same thing when it came to my daughters bullying but it's too late.. she loves her son nothing was getting done and good for her! protect your son at whatever cost!

  6. Fran Duggins Beadon

    The boys mom should be in jail with no bail for taking the law into her own hands. Who does she thinks she is by striking first, hitting or pushing this child in the face. Yes child like 17 year old Tryvon Martin. Darn shame that parents can go around hitting our children. The so called bully (innocent till proven he's a bully) parents should take Phillips to civil court and sue that smirk off her face, then in criminal court if found guilty she should spend time in State Prison. She's the BULLY and the video says it all.

  7. Brenda Kinzie Spear

    I live by cape coral and even in death those kids are still bullying that little girl that hung herself they are now leaving nasty messages on the Facebook page of that girl because the bully's can't let it go she took her life because of them and they still are not satisfied they continue to bully. So at least this mom tried to protect her son maybe she could of done it different but when. ithappensto you you don't think

  8. Michelle Bradeen Tripp

    I do too!! rest in peace my Nikki bullying needs to stop!!!!!!!

  9. Brenda Kinzie Spear

    Even in death that little girl is still getting bullied. They are posting nasty messages on her Facebook wall. Our news station did a story on it and how upset. Her friends and family are. Here in Lee. Çounty FL what happens at the bus stops is not the responsibility. Of the bus. Driver or the schools. So us parents are on our own

  10. Michelle Bradeen Tripp

    Yeah you say that after your daughter hangs herself and you contacted all the proper authorities to try to get it all to stop and nothing helps you need to protect your child at whatever cost and ya I would gladly sit in jail for hitting that kid to protect my child!!! forever missing my daughter who was bullied!!!!!

  11. Juanita Monreal

    No i woulda did the same thing to. Now a days kids dont fight one on one. If my kids were ever in that kind of situation, i would have my child n the bully meet in my backyard n fight it out. Get it over n done with n move on. Never back down to noone is wht i tell my kids, i have seen it first hand when someone picks on you n u dont do anything that abuse will continue. N that poor girl i am talking about never did a thing n they jumped her, 18 yrs ago n i remember as if it happened yesterday

  12. Juanita Monreal

    I woulda did the same thing, now a days kids need an ass beating. There mama's wont do it somebody else will, in this case Phillips, You go mama!!

  13. Juanita Monreal

    I woulda did the same thing, now a days kids need an ass beating. There mama's wont do it somebody else will, in this case Phillips, You go mama!!

  14. Juanita Monreal

    N wht does Trayvon Martin have to do with this case, other than same age but the two cases are no where near alike

  15. Juanita Monreal

    N wht does Trayvon Martin have to do with this case, other than same age but the two cases are no where near alike

  16. Fran Duggins Beadon

    For all you that think taking the law into your hands is good. Trayvon Martin was 17 years old and over 2 million protesters marched the streets of America crying that he was just a child at 17 years old. Now you all are saying that this presumed bully at age 17 years old child should be beat up by a 35 year old mommy and that's ok! Just on her childs work mthat

  17. Juanita Monreal

    U kno how many ppl like Trayvon are killed by guns, i dont think the majority of ppl were made cuz he was 17, there are mad because he was unarmed. Many children die everyday inthis case age had nothing to do wit it. Ppl were mad cuz he was unarmed n maybe cuz of him being blk n the shooter being mexican or white, whtever the hell race he is

  18. Coreena Crawford

    She is doin the same thing tht she was.mad about ur a grown ass women puttin your hands on a kid if i was the kids mom she attackedd. Id flip out on herr

  19. Annette Colon

    O nelieve she should noy have been charged. She has a right to defend her children. The problem today is kida think they are inferior and can get away with murder. If I were to behave in that manner, my parents wld whoop my ass. thats what these kids need. teachers, bus drivers and parents need to do their job. protect our children.

  20. Annette Colon

    O nelieve she should noy have been charged. She has a right to defend her children. The problem today is kida think they are inferior and can get away with murder. If I were to behave in that manner, my parents wld whoop my ass. thats what these kids need. teachers, bus drivers and parents need to do their job. protect our children.

  21. Aimee Boswell

    I lived on the same street who was a bully. One of the other neighborhood dads had enough. He approaced Paul (the bully- he was about 16) and started yelling at him. The dad dared him to hit him, called him a few names and never laid a hand on him but pushed him with his ample belly and dared him to take a swing. Of course the kid never did and left everyone alone after that.

  22. Scott Beamer

    I think all charges against the mother should be dropped and the kid should be charged with battery and or assault for each time he bullied her son.

  23. Scott Beamer

    I think all charges against the mother should be dropped and the kid should be charged with battery and or assault for each time he bullied her son.

  24. Terry B. McEntire

    17 ain't no child! How many 17-year-old's have their own children by then? If you're big enough to bully, you're big enough to get taken down by any means necessary.

  25. Terry B. McEntire

    17 ain't no child! How many 17-year-old's have their own children by then? If you're big enough to bully, you're big enough to get taken down by any means necessary.

  26. Sandy Klassen

    You go mom! These bullies sure aren't so tough when someone challenges them! I once confronted 2 boys who had been picking on my daughter when she was in Gr.2. I didn't hit them but I warned them not to ever lay a hand on her again. They left her alone after that. Maybe if more parents stuck up for their kids (especially early on) the bullies wouldn't keep it up!

  27. Erin Bennett

    And it's not like he was 7 yrs old. He was *17* yrs old! And should have known better. But she also should have pressed charges instead of attacking him.

  28. Paula Qualls Gurley

    Fran Duggins Beadon……did you not hear her say she heard them talking about it? He slammed her to the ground…..he's not a little boy. Bringing Trayvon Martin into this is ridiculous, and inappropriate.

  29. Christine Roe

    I"m proud of her! I would have done the same thing. I think the charge for child abuse should be dropped and time served for the tresspassing charge – gotta have some kind of recourse for our actions. Even if were me (and I promise, I would have done the exact same thing), I wouldn't care about that one – the tresspassing one – 'cause everyone would know NOT to mess with one of my babys or they will have to deal with me! That's our responsibilty as parents… TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN at all cost! The bully is 17, he can be tried as an adult in a court of law. In my opinion, that makes him an adult, and therefore needs to be delt with like an adult! If more parents would stand up for their kids (including punishing them), we would not have half the problems we have now. Parents need to quit being so scared and do what needs to be done! Spanking a child is not child abuse, beating them till they are black and blue and bleeding is! Some people say they don't belive in spanking a child because it teaches them to hit. I say that's BS. What it DOES teach them is that there are consequences for their actions. Without disicipline, there are no consequences. Then when they get older, they don't care if they do something wrong because nothings going to happen anyways (or so they think). While working at a jail, I actually had an inmate tell me that they didn't think they would go to jail for their crime (B&E and Theift) because they had never been in trouble before and " it's not like anyone got hurt ". It's this kind of attitude and way of thinking that needs to be stopped! We need to remind our kids that : for every action there IS a reaction, for every crime there IS a punishment, and for every bad/wrong choice there IS a recourse!

  30. Christy Goose Siragusa Jr.

    Kids at school?? If the kids have parents than I say both parents of these kids should be charged with something pertaining to her death…the parents of the girl needs to hire a lawyer to look into that…they can trace the IP address of any computer so even if the kids try to use differant screen names, they can be found…NO child should have to be BULLIED!!! I say to all kids that are bullied…stand up for yourselfs and ifin you can't handle it…talk to someone who can…don't let it go…

  31. Stacy R. Massey

    There is no discipline for most kids today. Parents would rather give them money to go out than deal with problems. I know that if I were in her shoes, I would have done the same thing. Talking to other kids parents tend to get you nowhere. I tried that with a parent whose son was tormenting my son. What I ended up with a threat to beat my ass. What kind of example did that parent show to her bully son? None! She is a bully herself. I did not raise my boys to start a fight, but they know that I have their backs when they FINISH the fight!

  32. Elaine Zalonis

    I couldn't agree more. The schools don't don't see it as their job to stop bullying. Who is going to stop it then? My kind of mother.

  33. Brenda Kinzie Spear

    Fox4 now have been covering this they did a story about the family and friends being upset by the nasty messages left by her bullies. The no bullying rules in Lee county schools are a joke. A lot of the times both kids the bully and the kid getting bullied are put in time out together I've seen this happen several times. Bring back spanking in schools and bring back control. And order right now they are out of control

  34. Elaine Zalonis

    A lot of people don't realize that bullying is a daily event. Once someone is tagged as weak they become victimized on a regular basis. If the schools don't do anything to stop it, the police don't do anything to stop it because a "crime" has not happened yet, who is going to do something to stop it? The bullies know that they can get away with it because no one will do anything to stop it. And the bullies back down to no one, not parents or any kind of authority.

    I'm just saying that it is falling to the parents to stick up for their kids and this is the kind of thing that happens when a bully is confronted, whether by the victim or parent or any other adult. They punk out immediately because they never back down.

    If I was in this situation I'd stick up for my kid rather than let them continue to be bullied every day. And After years of the same bullying, without anyone doing anything to stop it, or even recognizing that it goes on, I can understand how a parent/person can snap at one point. So I don't think she should be prosecuted for confronting her son's bully, being punked by the kid, and reacting. There may be policies in effect to stop bullying but they are not being enforced and the kids/people who bully, whether in school, work, or socially, know that there are no ramifications for their behavior.

    Felicia Phillips should be released.

  35. James Pellack

    way to go felecia bullys need more moms lie you to kick their ass my heart goes out to you and you son as well fr the flagler co. d.a. should dismiss all charges and think about having the state change laws to protect the innocent. god bless

  36. Michael Feaster

    The schools often ignore parents when they complain about violence against their children. The police often ignore citizens when they report violence. She did what she had to when the "authorities" aren't competent or willing to respond.

    My ex and I were driving down the road one snowy night and some madman tried to run us off the road repeatedly. We escaped because I went on an exit and then pulled back off at the last second and he wasn't quick enough to follow us back onto the highway. I stopped where a police officer was pulled over and he said he couldn't do anything – he was too busy. (He was giving someone a ticket for a busted tail light…)

    I called the police and they said they would send a car out, and they didn't. I called back and they said they had no record of my first call. (So they just blew me off.) And I got angry so they hung up on me. (Someone DID try to kill my wife and I, and the police were just too busy to do anything.) So I called back, and they said there was nothing they could do. Someone tried to kill my wife and I, and the police said there was nothing they could do…

    When I lived in Gainesville, Florida someone was running a busy crack house out of my apartment complex. The young women living there were afraid for their safety. I called the police and they refused to do anything. I believe because they were receiving protection money from drug dealers. Why else wouldn't they bust a busy drug house in a residential apartment complex when people were complaining and afraid for their safety?

    The authorities are often useless. If you don't take the law into your own hands, there is no law.

    Many police are the best people and I have a lot of love and respect for them. But some police are totally crooked. If you live where the police are crooked, there is no law. So you have to do what you have to do.