A 31-year-old Florida mother, Melany Joyce Alexander, has been arrested for alleged child abuse after her bruised daughter arrived to school in a humiliating shirt last week.
The shame-inducing tee featured a handwritten statement about the child’s bad grades and advertised the mistreatment she endured for failing her classes. There was also a threat of further abuse if any boys attempted to make the child their girlfriend.
“My name is [redacted]. I currently have all F’s in all of my classes. I am not aloud to have a boyfriend no time soon. SO back off before I get another good woopin like I got last night,” the T-shirt read. “Also I can no longer have any friends until all of my F’s are all brought up to C’s and Up!!!”
After school officials provided the middle school student with another shirt, they quickly contacted authorities. Upon investigation, law enforcement confirmed the child bore numerous belt marks and bruises.
“She was hit with a belt all over her body basically from the neck to the legs and it did leave pretty substantial marks,” Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis told WFLA. “This wasn't a spank you with the hand that maybe you got when you were small on our behinds. This is person [sic] was obviously very upset.”
Alexander was arrested Friday and charged with one count of cruelty toward a child. She has since been released on a $2,500 bond, but is prohibited from contacting her daughter at this time.
[via NBC Miami]