Police: Woman gave son black eye for getting bad grades

Author: The Associated Press
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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) – A South Florida woman has been arrested after police say she beat her son with a belt and punched him in the face over the results of his report card.

Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Dennis of Pembroke Pines was arrested Tuesday and accused of attacking her 12-year-old son when he came home with “F” grades on his report card. Police tell local media that Dennis ordered her son to take his clothes off, except for his underwear, and then beat him with a belt, before punching his left eye with a closed fist multiple times.

Police say the boy was forced to speak with his school guidance counselor after teachers noticed his black eye.

Dennis says she never punched her son. She says he received the black eye during a fistfight at school.

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