Mother Encourages Teen Brawl

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 7:17 PM EDT

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) – Eula McCray, 34, was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Menacing in the Third Degree. These charges come after Niagara Falls Police said an incriminating cell phone video was posted to social media. The video shows McCray forcing two young teenage girls to fight in the street, encouraging everyone to watch.

One of those girls was McCray’s daughter. The entire incident lasted several minutes. Luckily, neither of the girls were seriously injured.

UPDATE: Niagara Falls detectives found the video on Facebook. McCray says she was trying to help her daughter stand up to bullies who have been harassing her 14 year-old for over two years.

Authorities say the mother was clearly bullying her daughter into fighting. This was not a case of a mother trying to encourage her daughter to stand up for herself.

McCray will be in Niagara Falls City Court on May 6th.