WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Florida woman who attacked a student at Dupont Middle School with a boxing glove reportedly superglued to her hand is being charged with child abuse.
- After the mother and daughter had a meeting with the vice-principal, the pair allegedly went to the cafeteria, where they found and attacked the victim.
- The school safety officer intervened after being alerted to the fight on the school radio, after which the Duval County School Police arrested the mother on the scene.
At Dupont Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida, a woman was charged with child abuse after attacking a student at her kid’s school with a boxing glove glued to her hand.
According to police, the incident occurred on Thursday when Edith Riddle, 34, and her eighth-grade daughter met with the school’s vice-principal. WFLA reports that the meeting was about Riddle’s daughter who had “hostile outbursts” aimed at another student.
The report says Riddle arrived at the meeting with a boxing glove already stuck on her left hand with superglue. She claimed that she couldn’t remove it. The mother and daughter walked out of the meeting together and made their way to the cafeteria, where they came across the victim.
According to witnesses, the daughter threw several punches at the victim after pushing her down to the floor. Shockingly, the mother joined in the assault after a few hits. A witness reported spotting the boxing glove attached to the mother’s left hand during the incident.
It took a “frantic” announcement on the school radio to alert the school safety officer, who rushed to the unfolding incident. Duval County School Police then arrested the suspect at the scene, according to local police.
Riddle’s day in court is scheduled for Monday and was released until then. She faces the charge of child abuse with a personal/ special weapon: the boxing glove.
Source: Global News