Two women were arrested this week on charges of third-degree assault by mob and disturbing schools after allegedly attacking schoolchildren who they believed were bullying their relative.
One of the students was hospitalized after being beaten by the duo, while the other two only sustained minor injuries and were released to their parents.
The assault charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison, while the charge of disturbing schools carries a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
An investigation in to the attack found that the students that the mother and daughter assaulted were not the students accused of bullying their relative. The students accused of bullying their relative were in the principal’s office being disciplined for the matter while the assault occurred.
The Blaze Reports–
“A woman and her adult daughter stormed into a South Carolina middle school Wednesday to confront students they believed were bullying their relative — and the duo ended up beating three students, none of whom bullied their relative.
Mamie Smith, 67, and her daughter Whitney Smith, 32, were jailed on charges of third-degree assault by mob and disturbing schools, the State reported. They both live on Goshen Road in Sumter, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.
The women went to Ebenezer Middle School in Dalzell and buzzed at the front entrance — then told school staff they needed to go to the attendance office, the State said, citing the sheriff’s office.
Once inside, the pair then ran down a hallway and pushed a female student against a wall, hitting and scratching her face and head, the paper said.
Around 2:30 p.m. the school’s resource officer called the sheriff’s office for backup regarding a fight in progress, the State said, adding that another student also was pushed and hit, and a third student also was assaulted before authorities were able to detain the mother and daughter.”
A bond hearing regarding the case occured yesterday while both the mother and daughter await trial. Both received a $10,000 bond.