By PARADISE AFSHAR and BETH BURGER - Herald Staff Writers
Published: Friday, Sep. 24, 2010
Updated: Friday, Sep. 24, 2010
PALMETTO — The story and video footage of two high school girls brawling in a vacant field, cheered on by dozens of fellow students, made headlines around the nation and the world Thursday.
The mother of one of the girls, 39-year-old April Newcomb, posted a $15,000 bond at 2:30 a.m. Thursday after she was arrested on child abuse charges. She was captured on video encouraging her daughter to fight in the Sept. 17 incident.
The girls squared off in a vacant field near Emerson Point as an estimated 100 other teens watched and yelled in excitement as the two fought over an ex-boyfriend, according to authorities.
National television shows, including “Inside Edition” and “Prime News” on the Headline News channel, played video footage Thursday from th
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