MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Bond was set at $25,000 plus house arrest for a South Florida mother charged with beating her daughter with a tire iron.

Tonya Burns appeared in bond court Wednesday charged with one count of Child Abuse.

According to the police arrest affidavit, Burns hit her daughter with a tire iron outside Miami Carol City Senior High School on Tuesday when Burns spotted her daughter trying to skip school.

According to the report, Burns told police “My daughter didn’t want to go to school. I pulled her out of the car then left. As I was turning around I saw her leaving the school so I pulled up, grabbed the stick and hit her to make her go back in the school. Security came and grabbed her then took her inside.”

Burns’ daughter sustained bruising on both of her arms.

The judge ordered Burns not to have any contact with her daughter who will be staying with another family member.

Burns’ other children were taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families.



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