A shocking video has emerged of a mum cheering on her daughter as she beats up another girl in a school fight.
Mum-of-three Nicole Morlan was arrested after she was caught on camera encouraging her daughter to get stuck in as she brawled with another schoolgirl.
In the grotesque video – filmed on a mobile phone - Morlan, from Alburquerque, New Mexico, can be seen on the edge of the fight goading her daughter on.
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The mother doesn't step in to stop the fight even after a teacher races in to try and pull the girls apart.
The teacher is then pulled to the ground as she tries to stop the fighting.
The fight finally comes to an end when the teacher gains control of the violent encounter.
After the fight Morlan was arrested by police and is now facing two felony charges and a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The maximum punishment is £670 as well as time behind bars.
She has also been banned from school grounds for a year.
According to reports, her daughter later posted on Facebook that her mum was teaching her to stand up for herself.
Makes you despair of human nature, doesn't it?