NEWPORT NEWS-- A Newport News mother has been arrested for allegedly beating her 15-year-old daughter.
Police arrested 33-year-old Beverly Riddick of 32nd Street yesterday on a felony charge of abuse and neglect.
Police say a high school teacher noticed injuries on the teen and sent her to the nurse's office.
The student told the nurse she got into a fight with some girls.
When the student was checked a second time she told authorities her injuries to her back and arms came from her mother beating her with a switch until it broke and then using extension cord.
School officials reported the incident to child protective services who called police.
Police say the victim and a younger sibling are staying with other family members.