Ohio mom accused in teen fight defends actions

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother accused of helping her 15-year-old daughter beat another teenager at a Cincinnati high school last week says police and school officials have it all wrong.

Precious Allen tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/UnitG9) that the other girl attacked her and her daughter, and that the teen was bigger and taller than both of them.

Allen, a mother of five, says she was talking to a teacher when the girl cursed at her and charged.

Allen's story differs from what police have described. Police say Allen burst into a classroom, held the other teen down and told her daughter to hit the girl in the face with a combination lock. The girl suffered cuts and bruises.

Allen faces charges of felonious assault and trespassing. She's been released on bond.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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