RIVER ROUGE, Mich. (FOX 2) - Tiffany's Hicks' child, 12-year-old Danielle, is a 7th grader at Sabbath Middle School in River Rouge.
Hicks said the school has sent her daughter home several times as recently as Monday, claiming she was bullying other students. But on Tuesday, she says her daughter was the victim of a physical assault -- at the hands of a parent.
"I feel they let a parent attack my child," she told us. "The parent was at the school [Tuesday] morning to have a meeting about the incident [Monday]; she was supposed to leave. Instead of them escorting her out, she walked to Danielle's classroom."
She said the students began arguing and all of a sudden the mother grabbed a chair and hit Danielle on the back of the head, splitting open her ear.
"My thing is, how did a parent get in the school, past the principal and everyone else?" Tiffany said. "How did she get to the beginning of the school to the back of the school where my daughter's classroom was, without anybody stopping her?"
"It was like this, it happened so quick," Danielle said. "I didn't know it was happening, everyone started fighting." Danielle told us the teacher was in the classroom but said he didn't know what to do.
Danielle called her family and we're told administrators at the school called River Rouge police.
Tiffany took her daughter to the hospital where doctors examined her and repaired her ear. Tiffany said she plans to press charges against the mother, who is now in police custody. And she hopes the school district makes sure something like this won't happen again.
"Like, do something. How can you let anyone do something to my child?" she said. "I bring my child to school be safe, not to be worried if a parent is going to attack her."
Hicks said the school's principal told her three other girls involved in the assault have been suspended. She plans for her daughter to return to school Wednesday.
No word yet on if the mother will face charges, but we're told a police report has been filed and that Hicks plans to pursue assault charges.