deborah smith

A Georgia mother lost custody of her children after she shot their cell phones and blew up their beds in Youtube videos.

The Coweta County Department of Family and Children's Services stepped in and removed Deborah Smith's 2 youngest teenagers after she made a video blowing up her children's beds.

Smith, who is known as “Southern Momma” on Youtube, made headlines in 2015 after she shot her son's cell phone with a 12-gauge shotgun and posted the video online.

The mother of five adopted children said she uploaded the videos to Youtube because her children's grades were slipping and they were hanging with the wrong crowd.

Her five children range in age from 16 to 29. The state removed Ethan, 15, and Robbie, 16, from her home in Coweta County.

“My children’s lives are more important to me than any electronic [device] on this earth,” Smith said after she shot the cell phone and finished it off with a sledgehammer.

She said she blew up the boys' beds to teach her sons not to do drugs in the streets and come home and sleep.

“I made another video because my boys were out of control,” she said. “They’re stealing from us, they’re buying drugs and hanging out with “drug-thug buddies.”

“Today, we’re going to take that option of where to sleep away,” Smith said in the video. “I’ve had enough.”

After a concerned citizen called DFACS, social workers offered Smith a “safety plan” agreeing not to use weapons in front of the children.

But she refused to allow the state to take her rights to bear arms. So the state took away her sons.

Smith said she hopes the states enrolls the 2 boys in a drug treatment program.

They’re at the cusp of being 17 years old, where it goes from being juvenile offenses to adult offenses,” she said. “I just don’t know where it’s gonna end. I don’t want them to die.”

  • Jusstlookn

    If you gotta choose between guns and kids. Welll I guess guns rule?


  • country57

    Who let this woman adopt 5 kids??

  • mainey

    Poor parenting at it's finest. No jail time? Child neglect? She not the right color?

  • 7ate9

    Coweta! Home to The Walking Dead and apparently dangerous South Mommas. I love it!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Hey you. I'm still pissed since Saturday

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  • Locapoca

    Shyt! Momma wasn't fukkin around was she?

  • Fendi

    Come through, sis. Her methods are unconventional, but let's see... She doesn't want her children doing drugs, sleeping on the street, disrespecting her household or her, disrespecting themselves, not being high achievers in school and valuing technology over their education. She reads like an awesome woman to me. Perhaps, we need to allow parents to be parents and not be their children's friends. At 17, her child can be charged as an adult if they commit a crime.

    She didn't cause physical harm to her children. I would rather my mother check me than the system.

    I hope she gets her children back. And I hope people rally around her and her values. We need more values and morals today.

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  • nucynu25

    Hey boo, you honestly don't think this is a little extreme ? What if she missed her intended target one day ? If my mom was walking around blowing shit up, I might be on drugs too ...

  • free

    By any means necessary....

  • free

    Soon as I saw what county I was like, yeah I believe it lol.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Her ass a sure shot too

  • Fendi

    Lol. It's the country. That woman is probably sitting on acres. If she was in a backyard in Queens, I'd be concerned.

    I have grown up with store bought everything and ample square footage. My grandparents grew up on acres on farms where they had horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, etc. Their meat was fresh. It didn't have a "sell by" or expiration date. They grew their own vegetables. Country life is in another stratosphere.

    I understand what you're saying, but having attended small private schools with fellow children of privilege, I saw a lot of drug addicts who were drug addicts not because of abuse, but because of excess and availability. I could've been one, but I opted out. I didn't know people went to rehab past their teens, because the folks I knew who went to rehab were between 12-17.

  • Finding Forever…

    I'm mad the damn barkin' & know SHE'S crazy, LOL...Kid told her, "we still don't give two ucks"--THIS HERE IS THE PROBLEM...Instead of shooting, you should be whoppin' his smart-a$$...BIGGER QUESTION--YOU STILL ended up on social media (youtube) so either SHE ain't practicing what SHE preaches (posted it) ooooor the kids haven't learned & ARE STILL ON SOCIAL MEDIA, LOL...POOR MA'AM...She soooo reminds me of Ms. Trunchbull, LOL...

  • Finding Forever…

    ...“They’re stealing from us, they’re buying drugs and hanging out with “drug-thug buddies.”...

  • melissaisasnob

    Charlie, the dog needs a bath.

  • mzwhang90210

    That dog at the beginning of the video...held up a church paw..& said "Wait..lemme go on the other side of the yard before you start shooting..s'cuze me...s'cuze me."????

  • Look@m3

    Agree....however I did chuckle a little bit. These kids now a days need this, sorry. Especially after hearing about the 16 year old that died last week up north.

  • 7ate9

    Country?! Oh hell naw! We are Metro Atlanta get it right boo boo kitty! We have the Cancer Treatment Center of Atlanta....but its really in Newnan.

  • Look@m3

    She probably do that for a living...those people are avid deer hunters. She didn't miss that tiny phone. She good.

  • Look@m3

    Dang.....tru but dang!!

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Someone on there saying "let me hit it." Why did I start rapping the song by Silkk da Shocker and Mystikal....

  • Finding Forever…

    Roseanne Barr...I stand corrected...LOL...

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  • PettyEyezPrime

    YT southern mama trying to get that YTube check and lost her dependents .

  • nucynu25

    I get what y'all saying ..but nah , she unfit to me..

  • Finding Forever…

    RIIGGHHTTT...Let me get the check outta dodge, LOL...I wonder did he get protective custody, too?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    The 1 who said "good for you, we still don't give 2 fukcs" had me dying. Forgive me

  • Ceezus

    I'm sorry but I got a good lil chuckle watching this. Poor Charlie was like wth??? Let me get out the way. Thank God no one got hurt while she trying to prove her point.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    That's what I was thinking. Kids liable to catch a bullet to the back of their arse.

  • Ceezus

    Rofl! Charlie said time to go!

  • Fendi

    Parents need to police their children before their children end up in police custody.

    Someone will accuse me of being a bitch or hateful again (who gaf?), but I often wonder about Trayvon Martin. I wonder where his mother and father were when he was walking to the store by himself. I wonder why there wasn't an adult around to walk with him or drive him to the store so he wasn't alone. I'm a grown ass woman. If I walk down the street from the hair salon, my stylist walks with me. If my mom is present and not under the dryer, she will walk with me if my stylist is working on someone. The world changed a long time ago, and it didn't change for the better. People act like it's strange for an adult to call their parents and say they're going out or they returned home safely. It's odd to me that people don't speak to their parents for days and weeks on end. You don't worry about them, or vice versa?!. There are so many missing adults, not including the number of missing children. You need to stick to family like glue.

    I don't see what she did that was so wrong. She shot a shotgun or a rifle. Ok. That's what people do in the country. Kids learn to shoot guns.

    I bet there are parents right now who have a lot of "what ifs?" as it pertains to children who are no longer here. Whether they lost their lives to an intentional act, the police, a security guard, drugs, gangs... Once you're gone, that's it.

    Teachers can't discipline kids anymore. Parents can't discipline their own flesh and blood without facing legal recourse. There's no need to wonder why kids are beating up mentally handicapped kids in school, passing pills around that look like Smarties, smoking Spice and losing their f'ing minds... It all goes back to proper parenting.

  • Finding Forever…

    My EXACT reaction, too...STILL disrespecting her...The Lord forgives us, cause that was PURE COMEDY--right on time, too.

  • nucynu25

    He still ain't put no respeck on it ?

  • Fendi

    This is what happens when you let your kids run amuck.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    The don't care AT ALL. Like when you get the check for US, run us the new new. I'm dying at that part.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Pure comedy. Disrespeckfa @ss kids

  • PettyEyezPrime

    All she cared about was NOT shooting Charlie ??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Where @MOD at??

  • Sexy CJ

    Southern Momma......>>>> ....... Unruly Teenage Kids............

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  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I was raised in that duttyy south where your parents shoot em up then give you the phone to call the cops and warn you .. "See how much better the state gonna treat you" I'm not sayin she is right but her intentions seem more right than not. She f-ed up their stuff but she didn't kick their ass like those state homes are about too. Good luck you bad little f-ers!!

  • nucynu25

    Lol idk why I laughed

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She just ought to ???? as they need necessities only lol a bed is one of them. I understand the frustration though.


    Lmao wtf ??

  • JayCee087

    lol Momma don't play no games! Reminds me of laptop dad.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I shan't.

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  • product of 79

    I think she felt this would get their attention... At least she trying to save the kids lives.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I haven't seen the vid, but I swear I envisioned an old sway-back hound or your bedazzled, well-coiffed pooch raising a paw.

    I gotta go. ?

  • @yeuphonic

    How does this even remotely relate to TM's murder? I mean really...the reach on this is astronomical.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    She's the right hue because SWAT would have been called, she would have been wrassled (yes, wrassled ?), wrangled,'rmind.

  • The Goode Queen

    I agree with her. They will now understand why she did the things she did. Good parenting

  • YouWearItWell

    I laughed (although I probably shouldn't have). She's so gangsta about it. I'm from the west coast so it's interesting to see people from other areas and how it compares.

  • Fendi

    The reach is astronomical to YOU. A parent is literally fighting to cover her children, and they're taken away. You give your child a half ounce of freedom, and they're taken away - permanently. You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't.

    There's a dead 12 yo whose parents will receive $6 million, but na'an acknowledgement of guilt or apology for his killing from his home state or local PD.

    It's ALL parenting. It's ALL relative. It's ALL an attack on parents and children. Don't think for a second that, because white people may not side with BLM (because some people equate pro-Black as being "anti white") that white parents don't know that their kids are and can be the next target of law enforcement or a George Zimmerman type.

    I may not have articulated my thoughts in a way that you agree with, but I know what I meant and I know what I was conveying. As always, people are entitled to disagree. It doesn't change my opinions, feelings or negate facts, nor am I attempting to change your opinions or feelings.

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  • Nonya Bizness

    Trayvon was suspended from school for allegedly stealing. His mom works, so she sent him to his dad's while he was suspended. His dad was out with his girlfriend the night Trayvon walked to the corner store. Trayvon was home with the girlfriends son, who I think was younger than Trayvon. IIRC, the skittles were for the girlfriend's son.

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  • Fendi

    Thank you. IDK that. I am a believer of strength in numbers. IDGAD what anyone says.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Her trashy azz is unfit.

  • Tammie Reed

    Everything you do in your household does not have to be recorded and posted for public display! When will folks learn? Now who is looking the fool? Smh!

  • Go Head With That

    Exactly what she thought. When I went through this, I had no voice.and no choices. DFS is for making money, same as youth court. They will not put them in a drug program because they see the.opportunity for government dollars having unplaced teens or juvenile inmates. By the grace of God mine didnt die by his actions and found his own way but I had to tell "the people" that since they know better than me to KEEP They begged me to come get him. Children today know all they have to do is cry wolf...this world is doomed

  • Go Head With That

    Exactly. I told them to keep my son. Since they knew better than me and looking at a teen high caused my fist to ball up dutty south style, I told Jackson County YC to keep his ice. LOL. Thank you Jesus for deliverance. They begged me to come for him.

  • Go Head With That

    See now I got to watch it lol.

  • product of 79

    Yea... It's sad these babies need help jus as well as discipline. When the mama too hard it's too much, soon as the child go left the mama ain't shiit... and it's her fault but, they strip away the rights of these parents. It's really ridiculous.

  • Go Head With That

    Yep. I was the crier in court until I got sick of the bullshyt. I refuse to bet this joker AND give him everything he wants. They have to choose to do well.

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  • Glorious Sun

    I agree with you. That is what is wrong today. Every time a parent discipline their child it is considered "too extreme". All the while that lil fucker out here causing havoc.

  • KB

    I actually agree with you. I see this as being equal to the other videos posted by parents parenting unruly children. The only differences is she used a gun ( which I'm sure the children are use to) to get her point across and she's white. She hasn't physically harmed anyone. She was granted permission to adopt initially so the state obviously felt she was fit. Her only mistake was posting it to YouTube for everyone to see and cast judgement on her parenting skills. IMO

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    You are EXACTLY right! I may not have done exactly what she did, but my wife & I have at one point had to take some strong measures with our oldest around that age and now at almost 21 he is a productive part of society w/ no jail time or drug habits...

    Parent on!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Overboard, but prayfully she meant well and thank GOD, no one was harmed.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    " If my mom was walking around blowing shit up, I might be on drugs too"

    That, no offense meant to you, is the new parent's cop out. Most of us that have been raised w/ no serious trouble had parents that took strong to extreme measures to save us too. This new generation of parents trying to befriend their children are creating a group that feels overly-entitled, unwilling to work for anything and unable to take direction or show proper respect for any authority.

    As for missing the target, no children are anywhere near her. But they know that phone is unavailable!

    Would i have blown the bed up? No. But I have broken the room down to a dresser and mattress on the floor to drive the point of the difference between wants and my requirement as a parent before God and the Law. Our children are open and honest with us because they know we want what's best, but they also know where the "line" is drawn...

  • Kanyade

    Somebody said, "get the dog". *dead*

  • TeeTee

    I agree with you....

  • Roderick2011

    I can't believe anything human mated with that.

    She looks like Honey Boo Boo's mama June.

  • Liah

    I agree

  • ATL White Guy

    I agree with you! At least she is caring enough to try with any means necessary to save her kids. I know too many parents who just let their kids do what they want to do. They try to be their kids best friends vs being parents.

  • SpiceGirl

    see....stop posting EVERYTHING! What goes on in MY house stays in the house!

  • Fendi

    God bless! You did what you felt was best and your methods worked.