WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg was booked into the county jail on two counts of child abuse with bodily harm and four counts of child neglect.
Vosburg is the mother of
Guadalupe Shaw, one of two girls who were charged with felony aggravated stalking earlier in the week.
Officials said Shaw, 14, and Katelyn Roman, 12, bullied and harassed
12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before Sedwick committed suicide by jumping from a silo last month.
Officials said Vosburg's charges are not connected to the case involving her daughter.
Facebook video shows a brawl inside a Polk County home involving a group of teens.
What's most shocking, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, is the person at the center of it is Vosburg, who got involved and threw punches.
"That appears to be a normal way of life. And they're laughing and cussing and throwing the f-bomb around," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Polk County detectives got tips about the video posting and investigated.
Judd had harsh words for Vosburg and her daughter.
"The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree," Judd said.
Vosburg told detectives she jumped into the middle of the fight in order to stop it.
"After we showed her this video when she hit this one kid at least
10 times in the back and the head with her fist, she admitted – 'Well, I did go too far that day,'" Judd said.