Trial resumes for Ohio mom in classroom brawl
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The trial of a woman accused of helping her teenage daughter beat up a high school classmate has resumed with testimony from a man who maintains security and surveillance at Cincinnati Public Schools.
Thirty-one-year-old Precious Allen has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and trespassing in the Feb. 7 brawl inside Withrow High School in Cincinnati.
Prosecutors say she acted like a child. Her defense attorneys say she was protecting her daughter, who they say was being bullied by the other student.
Allen is accused of punching the other student and holding her down as her daughter hit the girl with a combination lock.
Allen and her daughter say the other girl started the dispute and had punched Allen's daughter in the face the previous day.
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