Mom Arrested After Slapping Kids Who Bullied Her Daughter
Rebecca Sardoni doesn't deny that she entered her nine-year-old's school bus to complain about her daughter being bullied by four of her fellow students.
According to several students on the bus, the 28-year-old, who was accompanied by her 51-year-old mother Stephanie Sardoni, began cursing at the alleged bullies and then slapped one or more of the boys in the face.
Rebecca denies she touched or hit anybody, instead saying she just talked to the bus driver. However, she is going to have to prove that in court as she has been arrested on charges of simple assault, criminal trespass and making "terroristic threats." Stephanie, the mother and grandmother, was also charged with criminal trespass.
Free on summonses, Rebecca insist her behavior has been miscategorized. "I was upset. I wasn't crazy woman upset," she told the Associated Press. "I don't put my hands on my own kids. I would have never put my hands on anyone's kid."
While Sardoni apologized for entering the bus, she explains she felt compelled to after school officials ignored her complaints that her daughter was being verbally and physically abused on the way to and from school.
She is considering putting her daughter in a new school, and says for now the fourth grader certainly won't be using the bus.
As for the kids she allegedly hit, one suffered a cut lip while another was taken by his parents to the hospital for treatment of a neck injury.