Last week Tracy Morales and her 17-year-old daughter Clerissa Loucks were arrested after Loucks sprayed two girls with pepper spray during a school fight. According to authorities, Morales gave her daughter the mace and was partly responsible for her daughter’s actions.
Morales says she gave her daughter the mace as protection. Morales and Loucks claims she was bullied at school and needed the mace to fend off her attackers. During the lunchroom altercation Loucks, who is four months pregnant, claims she used the mace in self-defense.
According to Morales: “Three females jumped her and beat her up so badly in the cafeteria the ambulance had to be called.”
Ironically, the fight broke out just before the girls were supposed to have a mediation meeting with school administrators to try to resolve the problem.
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This isn’t the first time Morales, who is 38, has been in trouble with the law. She’s been accused of poor parenting in the past and was charged with conduct detrimental to a child, which she claims stemmed from a fight in which she was defending her son.
Police have charged Morales and her daughter with criminal possession of a weapon, but Morales has no regrets because bullying is unacceptable.
“You can’t continue to bully children,” Morales told NBC. “People are dying over it. Children are committing suicide over it. And I wasn’t going to let my daughter be one of those statistics.”