Sheriff: Angry Mom Throttles Alleged Bully

Delia Garcia-Bratcher is charged with injuring a child
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2014 4:50 PM CDT
Police: Angry Mom Throttles Alleged Bully

A California mom went vigilante on Friday by grabbing and shoving an alleged 12-year-old bully on school grounds, authorities say. Delia Garcia-Bratcher, 30, was visiting Olivet Charter Elementary School in Santa Rosa, Calif., at lunchtime and asked her 10-year-old son to point out his tormenter. Seeing him, she grabbed his neck, gave him a shove, and told him to cut it out. Well, it wasn't long before the boy ran and told on Garcia-Bratcher, who was charged with inflicting injury on a child, the Press Democrat reports.

"It's pretty unreasonable for a parent to go storming on campus like this," said a sheriff's department lieutenant. "You can see fingerprints on his neck." What's more, Garcia-Bratcher may have grabbed the wrong boy, as investigators haven't yet linked him to the bullying, the AP reports. Another AP story notes that a phone under the mom's name has been disconnected, and a Facebook page with her name on it says she was wounded by the accusations and "the truth will be told." Released on $30,000 bail, she's due in court on Thursday. (Read more bullying stories.)

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