Tough Love?: Mom in court after trying to straighten out son with iron

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A mother will face a judge after beating her son with an iron.

Neighbor Sherita Rogers tells 19 Action News that her 14-year-old neighbor came running down the street bleeding and told her "my mother beat me with an iron."

The incident happened just off of E. 141st and Harvard. According to the police report, the teen's mother allegedly beat her son with the iron, bit his jaw, whacked him with an aerosol can and threatened him with a knife.

Cleveland Police arrested the boy's mother Talthina Jackson, who then told police that she thought the teen was going into her bedroom to steal money.

Apparently, this isn't the first incident at this home to raise child concerns.

Cleveland Police are now investigating why social workers had recently been called about the teen's home.

Cuyahoga County social workers have recently been under fire for how they've handled some cases with troubled families. Some abused or neglected children have been hurt again while their families are under government watch.

Could this be another case of repeated abuse and social worker neglect?

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