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A Muncie Indiana mother is accused of beating her 15-year-old son with an extension cord because he was wearing his pants too low at school.
“The kids’ bottoms are hanging out of their pants and its really kind of offensive to a lot of folks,” said Charles Reynolds, Associate Principal at Muncie Southside High School.
It was apparently very offensive to the boys’ mother, 40-year-old Yolanda Womack, who had to sign his disciplinary note.
According to police, Womack was so angry with her son she allegedly told him “to remove all of his clothes so she could whip him.” When the teen refused, Womack reportedly “got an extension cord and began striking him with it on his upper torso area.”
The teen managed to run to a neighbor’s house for help. When police arrived, they noticed he had substantial injuries. “He had welts a couple of his injuries were bleeding and he was in noticeable pain,” said Sgt. Mike Engle.
The welts were across his chest, back and on both arms. He also had welts above his left eye, according to police. “This was definitely over the top. Causing injury, that’s not acceptable,” said Engle.
Officers said Womack admitted to striking her son with an extension cord and was arrested for neglect of a dependent, a class D felony with up to 18 months behind bars.
“We were just really shocked by it,” said Reynolds. “We don’t have any troubles with the young man or the mother. We’ve never had any run-ins with the mom, she’s always been real supportive of us.”
“Disciplining a child, everybody needs to do that you just have to, there’s a limit as to how far you can go. She obviously crossed the line,” said Engle.
The mother’s boyfriend said he was physically assaulted by the 15-year-old moments before this all happened.