Mother, daughter, goddaughter arrested after fight at school in Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) –  A mother and two teenage girls are facing charges after a fight at Linden McKinley Stem Academy.   Police arrested Roxxane Craine this morning after they said she encouraged her daughter to fight.  Damicca Watkins said she was there, and that did not happen.

“For all those who think she was in the fight with the kids, no. We were not involved with the kids, said Watkins.

Watkins says she tried her best to stop this all from happening. She says her daughter Tameira Fonseca, her other children, and her goddaughter have had issues with a student at Linden Mckinley

“This has been going on for almost two months now. I’ve been at that school for so many days,” Watkins.

She says she, and her friend Roxanne Craine went together to talk with administrators about what was going on with their children when all of a sudden she heard screams.

“I heard a whole bunch of commotion, I heard the security guard,” said Watkins.

She says she ran to the lunchroom to see what was going on and saw her daughter Franseca, and her goddaughter fighting with a set of other students.

“They tried to jump my sister,” said Franseca.

According to police, 40-year-old Roxxane Craine encouraged her child to fight another student.  The fight got out of control and the school resource officer had trouble controlling the crowd and police say they called more officers to help.  Authorities say school administrator, 39-year-old Aneesa Locke-Hines was hit by one of the student’s in the process.  Fonseca says she is the one being blamed for that, but says she didn’t do it.

Police charged Craine,  Craine’s daughter and Franseca with assault.

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