ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One mother is accused of slapping her child in the face and spanking him with a wire.
Odessa police were called out to a local elementary school in reference to possible child abuse.
An investigation revealed that a six-year-old boy had facial injuries.
Police said further investigation revealed that the child's mother, Melissa Franklin, 27, slapped the boy in the face and spanked him with a wire.
Franklin was later arrested and charged with injury to a child (family violence).