PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A mother is jailed accused of forcing her child to fight another student inside their elementary school Friday.
Portsmouth police said Jeneve Marshall held the student down, while encouraging her 11-year-old son to hit him Friday morning at James Hurst Elementary School.
WTKR reports the child broke free, and police said while trying to grab him again, Marshall assaulted three other children who were in her way.
The children suffered minor injuries.
Marshall said she left the room during and the fight and says she’e being blamed because of an ongoing dispute between her and the school over getting her kids enrolled.
“I’m in jail today because of hearsay, also because the f***ing principal doesn’t like me, the f***ing superintendent doesn’t like me, the chick that sits at the desk don’t like me, and the guidance counselor don’t like me.”
In turn, Marshall said police are exaggerating what happened.
“I don’t touch people’s kids,” she said. “I don’t even like other people’s kids just to clear that up. I don’t like other people’s kids.”
Marshall said she was just trying to find out if the child was suspended after he punched her son last week.
The 27-year-old also said assaulting a child would be unlikely because she only weighs 136 pounds.