Charges reduced for Ohio teen in classroom brawl

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.

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