Florida mom attacked student while wearing boxing glove

Florida mom, 34, is charged with child abuse after showing up to her daughter’s middle school wearing a BOXING GLOVE to fight a 12-year-old girl

  • Edith Riddle, 34, was arrested on the child abuse charge after the attack at Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville on March 18
  • Cellphone footage allegedly shows Riddle repeatedly punching the child 
  • The fight broke out after Riddle was leaving the school with her daughter after a meeting with the vice principal 
  • Witnesses told police that Riddle’s daughter initially pushed the victim to the ground and hit her 
  • Riddle then allegedly began punching the victim who was lying on the ground 

Edith Riddle, 34, was arrested on the child abuse charge after the attack at Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville on March 18

A Florida mother has been charged with child abuse after she put on a boxing glove to attack a 12-year-old student at her daughter’s middle school. 

Edith Riddle, 34, was arrested on the child abuse charge after the attack at Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville on March 18. 

Cellphone footage allegedly shows Riddle  repeatedly punching the child lying on the ground. 

The video also shows an adult male hold a pair of boxing gloves.  

Police were alerted to the incident after a school safety officer heard a ‘frantic’ announcement from a teacher over the school’s radio system about a fight outside the cafeteria.

The fight broke out after Riddle was leaving the school with her daughter after a meeting with the vice principal. 

Police said Riddle’s daughter walked out of her way through the cafeteria to engage the victim in a fight.


Riddle (above in black) then allegedly also began punching the victim who was lying on the ground. One witness told investigators Riddle had a boxing glove attached to her left hand

Witnesses told police that Riddle’s daughter initially pushed the victim to the ground and hit her before Riddle allegedly got involved  

Witnesses told police that Riddle’s daughter initially pushed the victim to the ground and hit her.

Riddle then allegedly also began punching the victim who was lying on the ground. 

One witness told investigators Riddle had a boxing glove attached to her hand.

Riddle allegedly told police the boxing glove was glued to her wrist and she couldn’t remove it. 

The student, who suffered abrasions to her knees and forearms in the fight, was taken to hospital by her parents for a follow-up evaluation.

The victim’s parent told police they wanted to pursue criminal charges. 

Riddle was arrested and charged with one count of child abuse with personal/special weapon.

One witness told investigators Riddle had a boxing glove attached to her hand. Riddle could be seen holding a black boxing glove (above) after the incident

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