Georgia mom pepper sprays students who allegedly attacked her sons

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A mother in Atlanta, Georgia, has been accused of pepper spraying a group of high school students who jumped her sons.

Shawanda Favors was arrested by the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and later charged with inappropriate conduct.

“I was just scared for my kids’ life. I didn’t think they were safe anymore,” Favors said.

Favors says she was dropping her sons off at school when she saw some boys whom her children previously had an altercation the week before. She said they came up and started attacking her sons.

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The fight did not look like it was going to break up, so she used her pepper spray. Favors says if there had been police nearby, she would not have had to resort to spraying the teens.

“[Officers were there], they were just on the other side. It took them too long to get over there,” Favors stated.

“The parent was apprehended by the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and charged for her inappropriate conduct. Four students were treated and one student was transported to the hospital. The campus has resumed normal operations. The APS Police Department is investigating this matter,” Atlanta Public Schools said in a statement.

There are some students that don’t feel Favors should have been arrested at all, since she was only defending her child.

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“She was just trying to defend her son. They were really assaulting him; she did what she had to do,” one student said to the media.

Favors 17-year-old son is happy that his mother did what she did.

“’Cause she broke the fight up. If she wasn’t out there, that fight could have been going on for hours,” he said.

Favors has entered a not guilty plea but says that she would do it again if she had to.  According to the school district, officers responded right away to keep other students from becoming involved in the brawl.

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