Ohio mom convicted of assault in schoolhouse brawl


Ohio mom convicted of assault in schoolhouse brawl


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Precious Allen, 31, pictured at Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in Cincinnati on Friday, was sentenced to 179 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended.

By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News

Precious Allen, a Cincinnati nurse’s aide who got into a fight with a 15-year-old girl at her daughter’s high school, was convicted of assault Friday and sentenced to probation.

Allen, 31, was acquitted of a second charge of trespassing in connection with the Feb. 7 brawl at Withrow High School, in which the victim was hit in the face with a padlock. The judge sentenced Allen to 179 days in jail but suspended the sentence and said she could serve the time on probation.

Allen took the stand Friday and told jurors that the 15-year-old girl had been bullying her daughter for some time. She said the teen started the fight by cursing at her, calling her names and shoving her face with an open hand.

Before she knew it, the two girls were fighting, she said, according to NBC station WLWT of Cincinnati.

Allen — who was in full scrubs on the way to her job as a nurse’s aide — said she yanked her daughter away and took her into the hallway, but the other girl “burst through … swinging.” …more here

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