Florida Mom of Bully-Suicide Suspect Faces Abuse Charges

TAMPA, Fla. -- Vivian Vosburg is under arrest on suspicion of child abuse and child neglect. Her daughter, Guadalpe Shaw, is already under arrest herself for allegedly bullying another girl, who later committed suicide.

The two cases are unrelated.

What the mother allegedly did was caught on video, and posted online.

The Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd had harsh words for the mother after he saw the disturbing video showing Vivian Vosburg punching and screaming at six kids, ranging in age from nine to 14.

The video was deemed child abuse and neglect.

The mom was arrested just five days after Vosburg's daughter, 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw, was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking, bullying that authorities say contributed to the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick. Shaw's attorney denies that charge.

According to an affidavit from the Polk County Sheriff's Department, Vosburg said two boys were having a fight and she was just trying to break them up. She added that she was "having a bad day."

Vosburg told CNN she closely monitored her children's social media accounts, yet, the Sheriff's Department says they easily located the abuse video on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Sedwick's family still copes with their loss. Sedwick jumped to her death just a month before her 13th birthday. It would have been this past Saturday.

Her mother posting this emotional message to her daughter:"i just want to wish my baby girl a happy birthday in heaven!!


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