Mother arrested after child found with 'lashing marks' in Boardman school
A Boardman mother is in trouble herself after allegedly "lashing" her daughter for getting in trouble at school.
Sequette Clark, 51, was arrested at her home on Monday and charged with two counts of child endangerment after a guidance counselor told police Clark's 17-year-old daughter was assaulted at home the night before.
According to a police report, officers were called to Boardman Glenwood Junior High School at about 8am by one of the school's guidance counselors.
When they arrived on scene, they spoke with the counselor and a student, who told officers that she "had been struck repeatedly with a black extension cord over most of her body" by Clark.
The report says that Clark's daughter had received discipline from the school on Friday, which resulted in Clark being called by the school's principal. Clark was not home at the time, but upon returning on Sunday, "called for her [daughter] to come downstairs for her 'whoopin.'"
Clark's daughter told police that Clark then began to beat her with a belt, which "didn't hurt too bad," but eventually switched to a black extension cord, which she then used to allegedly strike her daughter on several locations across her body.
The report says that upon removing her jacket, officers observed "20-30 individual raised and discolored red lashing marks on her shoulders and arms ranging in size from 4 - 12 inches in length." They also observed bruising and red marks on her thighs and quadriceps, according to the report.
Officers also spoke to the girl's older sister at Boardman High School, who says she tried to intervene but was subsequently also struck by the extension cord.
Clark was arrested and released Monday afternoon before coming in for her scheduled arraignment on Tuesday. Her next hearing is scheduled for October 19th at 3:30 pm.