Police told Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes that Tiara Jones got involved in a fight between her son and two other Grady High School teens after the boys exchanged threatening messages on Instagram Monday morning.

Atlanta mom accused of threatening students at bus stop with bat

An Atlanta woman was arrested after allegedly threatening students at her son’s bus stop with a baseball bat and pulling a teen’s hair during a fight, authorities said.

Tiara Jones was booked Thursday on charges of simple battery and making terroristic threats, Fulton County jail records show.

Tiara Jones
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

The charges stem from bus stop altercations Jones and her 15-year-old son were allegedly involved in on Monday and Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Cellphone footage obtained by the station appears to show the woman looking on and encouraging her son as he fights with another teen Tuesday afternoon.
Shouts of “keep fighting” can be heard as the Grady High School students roll around on the ground. 

The video also appears to show Jones walk up behind a student and yank him by his hair.


The day before, Jones allegedly came to the bus stop with a baseball bat and threatened students who had been arguing with her child, authorities said.

“She was twirling the bat, telling him she was gonna bust him in his head,” parent Alycia Aldridge said. “You don’t get to chase people’s children and approach them with bats.”

Jones’ son is also wanted in connection with the bus stop brawl, but Atlanta police are still searching for him, according to Channel 2. His name has not been released because he is a minor. 

Jones remained in the Fulton County jail Saturday on a $60,000 bond.

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