(WMC-TV) - Memphis police say a fight at East High School turned into a family affair. A student, her brother, and their mother all ended up behind bars.
The student ended up at Juvenile Court. Her mom and brother in adult jail; all are accused of raising a ruckus at East High School.
As a protective mother, there is not much Fatima Rice would not do for her son.
"Depending on the situation ... I would go to jail for my son, depending on what that situation was," she said.
Assaulting a security officer at school is not one of those situations.
"Definitely no," she said.
It is what Memphis mom Tamika Price is accused of doing during a Wednesday brawl at East High School.
WMC Action News 5 was there shortly after things broke up. Police say Price and her adult son went to the school to get her daughter, who was in an earlier fight. But things got heated again when police say the family tried to continue the fight.
Like his mother, 22-year-old Madarius Jones was charged with assaulting officers as they intervened.
Neighbor Tony Brown was surprised to hear all three family members, particularly Price, ended up in jail.
"You know, you don't know until you get into that situation how you would act," said Brown. "When parents come to their children, sometimes you get a little angry ... if somebody's doing something to your child."
The family lives right across Walnut Grove Road from the school where WMC Action News 5's knocks on the door went unanswered.
In addition to the family, another student was arrested and brought to juvenile court. This comes a week after East High was placed on lockdown while police checked out reports of armed men inside the school.
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