Mom attacks Bedford High School student for fighting with her teen daughter

BEDFORD, Ohio - A woman was arrested for assault and for having a loaded gun at Bedford High School after she assaulted two students over a social media feud they had with her child, police said.

Falesia Clark, 45, of Bedford, went to the school Dec. 16 during dismissal to confront a 16-year-old girl who had a dispute with her daughter. She punched her and knocked her to the ground, police said, and also assaulted another student who tried to intervene. 

The students suffered minor injuries. The incident happened outside the school.

Police responded and arrested the woman. During the arrest, they located a loaded .22 caliber pistol in her purse.

She was charged with trespassing, two counts of assault and carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds and is being held on a $1 million bond.

Bedford High School released this statement: "The consequences of her actions are more severe than similar events outside the school boundaries, since this incident occurred within a school safety zone. We anticipate that this security threat will be dealt with in the most severe manner allowed by law."

The school asked parents to help support their efforts to keep students safe by monitoring students' social media behaviors and notifying school officials and police when they detect threatening or inappropriate activity.

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