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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, South Carolina (WYFF) — The mother of a South Carolina middle school student who was being suspended is facing charges after deputies say she walked into the school office and slapped the wrong child.
Fairforest Middle School Principal Ty Dawkins called deputies to the Spartanburg County school on Wednesday morning.
Dawkins said that 36-year-old Tyshekka Collier had come to the school to pick up her son, who was being suspended.
When Collier walked into the office, she saw a boy sitting in the office with his head down, and she mistook him for her son and slapped him in the face. Dawkins said the boy was sick, and was sitting on a couch waiting for his mother to pick him up.
Dawkins said once Collier realized she had slapped the wrong boy, she apologized, and then walked over to her son and began to slap him for getting in trouble.
Collier was arrested and charged with disturbing school and two counts of assault and battery.