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Woman allegedly hit 12-year-old in the face outside of middle school

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A woman is due in court on April 23 after allegedly striking a 12-year-old in the face outside of John Young Middle School on February 6, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On February 6, an officer with the Mishawaka Police Department was dispatched to John Young Middle School on North Main Street regarding an assault.

Once there, a 12-year-old told the officer that the mother of another student, later identified as 29-year-old Anita Maciel, had hit her in the face, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The 12-year-old told police that after a black SUV picked up the other student, it stopped near her and a female, identified as the other student’s grandmother, Sylvia Estrada, got out of the vehicle to confront her, court documents said.

At the same time, the other student’s mother, Maciel, got out of the SUV, began yelling at the 12-year-old and then struck her in the face, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Another parent in the parking lot told police that she witnessed the incident and tried to break up the fight when one of the women punched the 12-year-old, court document said.

According to court documents, Maciel and Estrada got back into the SUV and drove away, the probable cause affidavit said.

Maciel is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail without bond and is due in court on April 23. She is charged with one count of battery on a person less than 14-years-old.

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Theone 178 days ago
About the mother striking the 12 year old it is not how it when down it is all a bunch of lies there is a video at the place where this took place the person that so said the witness wasn’t even there for the entire event...the 12 year old little girl who was being a bully got confronted by the grandmother who had being talking to the correspondent person at the school and the officers who fail to stop the bullying I would have done the same to protect my daughter or soon ...and just to keep it in the record the 12 year old who so said got hit but did not .. has ran away from the cops a few days later
K Theone 178 days ago
huh?
That vaguely made sense!
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