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Mother charged with assault after fi stfi ght with student
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING – A fi stfi ght at Coldspring-Oakhurst High School, between a mother and one of her daughter’s friends, has caught national attention after being captured on a cell phone camera in the high school parking lot. The mother, Jashona Franklin, was charged with class A misdemeanor assault after engaging in a fi ght with student Kimberly Charping, 18. The two reportedly got into an argument over a $15 necklace that belonged to Franklin’s 16-year-old daughter. Charping said she refused to give the necklace back to the girl because she would not return her jeans. Franklin’s daughter and another teen were arrested at the high school Thursday on assault charges. According to school district offi cials, the arrested students were released to their parents following an appearance in court. At this time, the parent involved remains in jail. No action was taken against the victim. Joseph said the victim did not fi ght the other students; she fought the parent only. “If she had fought the other students,” Joseph said, “she would be charged with disorderly conduct as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.” The arrested students have also been suspended from school for three days. Upon their return, they will be placed in the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). School district superintendent, LaTonya Goffney, said these are the consequences for a Level Five Offense according to the COHS Student Code of Conduct. “We will enforce the Code of Conduct and the students will be in DAEP for the remainder of school year,” she said. Students in DAEP have limited interaction with each other. They are not allowed to participate in any school-sponsored or school-related extracurricular or co-curricular activities.