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Charges reduced for Ohio teen in classroom brawl

Published: Thu, August 1, 2013 @ 5:45 p.m.

Charges reduced for Ohio teen in classroom brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati teenager has admitted to one reduced count of misdemeanor assault stemming from a fight involving her mother and a fellow student at a high school, court officials said today.

Charges against the 15-year-old girl of trespassing and assault on a teacher were dropped at a court hearing Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The assault charge against the teen was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

She will be sentenced Aug. 21. Court officials say it’s unlikely she’ll face time in juvenile detention but rather counseling, such as anger management or placement in a residential treatment facility.

The teen’s mother, 31-year-old Precious Allen, is set to appear in court on charges stemming from her involvement in the Feb. 7 scuffle.

Accounts of the fight differ, with Allen’s daughter saying another teenage girl started it and that she was defending her mother. The other girl says Allen and her daughter attacked her.

Police have said that Allen held a teen down in a Withrow High School classroom and told her daughter, then 14, to hit the girl with a combination lock. Police say the other teen suffered cuts and bruises.

Meanwhile Allen has sued the district and school officials. She claims in a federal lawsuit that her daughter was a victim of bullying and that the school intentionally deleted video that would have proved she is innocent.


1gdog4766(1488 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

In this instance the punishment does not fit the crime!

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2zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

It never does now!! The laws in the states have changed to protect the student in the event the student attacks the teacher.Amazing huh? With a name like Precious, its more than likely the result of little or NO parenting skills. But we would not want to pick on this fine student!! Shes just preparing for her adult life. WOW

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