Teen accused of child abuse, fought with classmate
Associated Press - December 9, 2010 9:45 AM ET
A criminal complaint filed in Dodge County says Brandi Jo Winkelman struck a girl nearly 10 months older during a confrontation in a hallway at Watertown High School in October. The girl allegedly hit by Winkelman says follow-up exams showed she had some loose teeth and a slight concussion.
Winkelman is facing a felony charge of child abuse by intentionally causing bodily harm, a felony, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. FULL STORY
Yes, this story made my eyes blink. A 17 year old snot is charged with child abuse for hitting a nearly 18 year old. A "child" hit a nearly "adult". Why a child abuse charge? What happened with Assault charges for this sort of crap? Oh, I know- zero evidence required. Historically, the parents of the 17 year old would be the ones blamed and destroyed over it. That may still happen anyway.