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Ga mom charged with letting son hit student on school bus
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AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area woman is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly letting her son hit another child on the school bus.

WSB-TV ( ) reports Gabriel Yvette Choctaw of Austell is charged with disrupting a public school.

An arrest warrant says Choctaw boarded an elementary school bus on May 15 looking for a student. Police say the driver asked her to leave but she didn't.

Choctaw then allegedly stood by and let her 10-year-old son hit the youth while other students watched.

Choctaw says she told school officials she feared her son was being bullied and might be jumped on the bus, but they refused to intervene.

The woman says she didn't encourage the fighting but also didn't stop it right away.

A school spokeswoman says officials are reviewing what happened.