An Odessa mother was charged by police after she reportedly slapped her son multiple times, leaving bruises on his face.
Officers were first called about child abuse around 6:31 p.m. Monday at Burnet Elementary, 3511 Maple Ave., according to an Odessa Police Department news release.
The 11-year-old victim’s teacher told police he had come to school with bruises on his face, the release stated. While being questioned by detectives, the child told police his mother, 33-year-old Darlene Flores, had slapped him about five times because he wasn’t doing his chores, was being disrespectful and his grades were bad.
Police interviewed Flores, the release detailed, who admitted she had lost control and slapped her son several times.
Flores was charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony.
Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Tuesday and released the same day on a $15,000 bond.