Ernstlatta LaFrance

Police: Mom ‘bragged on Facebook’ after assaulting a teenage girl

A Florida mom was defending her daughter from an alleged bully, but police claim she took it too far

A 30-year-old woman is in jail after she reportedly assaulted a teenager at Carol City Senior High School in Miami, Florida.

Ernstlatta LaFrance was being held Wednesday in Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a bond of $38,000, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

The attack happened after LaFrance’s daughter had a run-in at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition with the teen (that LaFrance assaulted) and a group of other girls.

The report read that LaFrance, her partner, Erlisa Evans, 28, and LaFrance’s daughter went to the high school together to pick a fight with the girl at the end of the school day. LaFrance allegedly knocked the girl’s phone out of her hand and began to hit her.

Later on that day, the teen and a group of her friends showed up at LaFrance’s home to get her phone back. La France continued to assault the teen, ultimately breaking her middle finger. She reportedly used an axe to destroy the teenager’s car.

“The defendant took a stick and struck the victim’s right hand and the vehicle.”

Evans joined the fight by walking outside and firing three shots in the air, and was later arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and firing a gun in public.

The police report said that after the fight was over, LaFrance took to Facebook to share a video of the fight and brag about beating up the teen. She posted a warning to “those messing with her daughter to beware.”

“The defendant also bragged on Facebook telling the victim that suffering two black eyes was not the end and she would use a gun.”

The report also said that LaFrance agreed to talk to police on Tuesday, admitting that she was in a fight with the teen and that her girlfriend fired the shots.

LaFrance is facing charges that include strong-armed robbery, child abuse and aggravated battery.