By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A Delaware County, Indiana mother (Sherri Feuston) was recently charged with neglect of a dependent, battery, and confinement. Prior to sending her 9 year old son to work, Feuston held down her down and scratched the b—– word on her son’s forehead. After showing up at school for derogatory graffiti on his forehead, Selma Elementary School officials contacted the police. When questioned by authorities, Feuston admitted to the incident but stated that it was just a joke. This “so called joke” got Feuston arrested and subjected her to the criminal charges.
Parents, caregivers, teachers, day care workers, and others responsible for the supervision of children should protect and look after the safety, welfare, and well being of children. Feuston’s conduct seemed to be that of an immature teenager than a mother who is supposed to protect her child. You can read more about this story and see a photo of the child’s forehead at Indiana Mom Scratches Derogatory Word on Son’s Forehead and Then Sends Him to School.