A video (below) of a woman beating on a high school student has gone viral after a witness who captured the fight on her cell phone shared it with the victim's mother.
Police arrested Mary Alice Hernandez, 34, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and charged her with assault causing bodily injury on Oct. 23 after footage showing her attacking the student at a high school was posted to Facebook, according to New York Post.
Videos of fights are quick to gain momentum online, which gave the victim's mother an advantage when attempting to track down the woman who attacked her daughter on school grounds.
The student's mother, Julie Piñon, asked for help locating the woman who assaulted her teenage daughter in an Oct. 17 Facebook post, in which she says her daughter had previously been involved in a fight with the attacker's child:
Please help me find this lady...my daughter didn't want to hit her because she didnt want to disrespect her since shes an older woman.. They live in sagewest apts and the daughters name is Virginia hernandez ..this lady had the balls to do this after my daughter and her daughter fought one on one...please share and the dude on the video has all the fault for letting this grown ass woman touch on my kid!
When the mother made her plea, she included the graphic footage of the woman attacking her daughter. The video has since gone viral.
Hernandez is in custody at the county jail, and her bond is set at $25,000, the New York Post reports.
There is no word on the motive behind the fights between the two teenagers that reportedly started the ordeal, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
Fighting on high school campuses has been an ongoing issue, and agencies have conducted reports to track and combat them on their campuses.
Records from the Texas Education Agency show that nearly 2,000 students in the San Antonio area were involved in a fight during the 2015-2016 school year, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The report included districts across the state and relied on the schools to submit the information. One high school reported that 23 students were involved in a single fight.
However, it was three middle schools in the area for the highest number of students involved in fights, and three elementary schools even made their way to the top of the TEA's research.
Sources: New York Post, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Julie Pinon/Facebook, San Antonio Express-News / Featured Image: Kevin Krejci/Flickr / Embedded Photos: University of Minnesota Duluth/Flickr, Thivierr/WikiCommons