Mom arrested for punching daughter because the teen got poor grades

Elise Solé
Oklahoma City mom Tiara Riley was arrested for beating her daughter, 16, over poor grades. (Photo: Oklahoma County Jail)

An Oklahoma City school official noticed facial injuries on a teenage student, leading to her mother’s arrest for aggravated assault.

This week, Tiara Riley, 35, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was arrested, according to KFOR-TV, after a resource officer at Edmond Santa Fe High School saw facial swelling and redness on her 16-year-old daughter and called the police.

An incident report was sent to Yahoo Lifestyle by the Oklahoma City Police Department painting Riley as angry over her daughter’s insufficient grade and slapped her, knocking a pair of glasses off her face. She then hit the girl more than ten times, causing blood to form in one eye.

The teen told police that Riley has admitted she “can’t control her anger” because her two daughters, ages 16 and 14, “show her no love or respect.” She allegedly gets upset when chores aren’t completed or done to her satisfaction.

Riley also abused her 14-year-old daughter, according to the police report. On April 25th, she supposedly whipped her middle child with a belt. When that broke, she asked her eldest to grab an extension cord, then resorted to an electrical cord. Riley allegedly told her younger daughter, “So you want to die?” wrapping the cord around her neck and pulling upwards.

Police say afterward, Riley forced one of her daughters to clean the bloody aftermath.

Riley allegedly scars parts of her children’s bodies that are covered by clothing and forces her girls to strip naked for the beatings. The report says she uses alcohol and marijuana in front of her kids.

Riley has a 5-year-old child and all three children were taken into protective custody.

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