Bad grade leads to beating

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – Police say a young boy was beaten for his bad grades by his own mother.

The six-year-old ended up at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital after Memphis, Tennessee police say his mother, Latasha Green, badly beat him.

According to police, the abuse was discovered at school after the child appeared sluggish and kept vomiting.

Police say the victim told them he was beaten for getting an “N,” which means Needs Improvement, on his report card.

Neighbor Tamika Matthews says this is unacceptable.

“I was wondering what was going on cause my sister she suppose to be moving in next door,” said Matthews. “But it’s sad to even hear that it’s got something to do with a child being beat over grades.”

The child was taken to Le Bonheur where doctors discovered the boy had cuts, a cracked skull, and damage to his pancreas. Police say he was kicked, punched, and hit in the face.

Green is charged with aggravated child abuse and she is out on a $25,000 bond.

Her next court appearance is set for May 29.

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