Mom and Daughter Arrested 1 Month After Being Accused of Attacking Student
A mother and her daughter accused of beating a student from an Atlanta Public School last month, have been arrested—after hiding from authorities.
The duo: 44-year-old Tayza Danielle Harris and 24-year-old daughter Chelsea Monicque Harris are, are currently being detained at the Fulton County jail.
They were charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to children, and disrupting public school charges, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Both women had been running from police for over a month.
The original incident took place on Nov. 3 at a Mt. Gilead bus stop in Southwest Atlanta. The duo started to argue with a male student from the Bunche Middle School who was heading on the bus at the time.
Authorities said the daughter “swung” at the student—who has not been named—but missed. In response, the student threw his bookbag at her, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
As the attack continued, the mother pulled out a knife and stabbed the student, WSBTV reported. He suffered from cuts on his head, right hand, and ear.
School officials told the network that the victim was doing “well” after the incident, according to ABC affiliate WSBTV.
Atlanta Public Schools Police looking for a mother & 24 y/o daughter accused of helping to beat and stab a middle school student at a bus stop last week. pic.twitter.com/FitXVdpfr0
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) November 9, 2017
The mother’s son—an 11-year-old student—was also involved in the attack, according to WSBTV. No details have been released on what kind of the discipline the son is facing.
Harris’s attorney said she denied all the charges and claimed that the 13-year-old student was actually bullying her own son.
But the unnamed student told WSBTV he only had an argument with Harris’s son earlier, adding that he was not a bully.
This is not the first time the mother has been arrested. According to WSBTV Harris has a criminal history in Fulton County with charges including two child cruelty charges back in 2006. She was also sent to prison on forgery charges in 2012.
No other students were harmed in the incident.
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