September 19, 2008

Alleged Bullying Victim’s Mother Jailed

A Canadian woman near Toronto faces assault charges after a teenager who allegedly bullied her daughter was beaten and stabbed.

No names were released to protect the identities of the teenagers involved, but the Toronto Sun said the altercation began at a high school Thursday in Oshawa, 40 miles east of Toronto.

A 15-year-old girl reportedly confronted a 13-year-old girl and demanded a public apology on her knees for having sex with her boyfriend or face a beating. The younger girl complied and later told her mother what happened, the report said.

Around 7 p.m., witnesses told police a car containing the girl, a friend, her mother and a man pulled up to a house where the 15-year-old was sitting with friends.

A youth at the scene who didn't want to be identified told the Sun the mother asked who had confronted her daughter. When the 15-year-old stood up, the mother grabbed her by the hair and began punching her and then took out a folding knife and stabbed her in the abdomen several times, the boy said.

The teenager's injuries were not life-threatening, police said, and the mother surrendered to police three hours later.