Authorities have arrested a Texas parent seen in a video pummeling a teen girl on high school property, according to a report.
Mary Alice Hernandez, 34, was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury on Monday in Corpus Christi after the disturbing footage filmed at Miller High School went viral, according to the the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
The video, which was captured on a cellphone, showed the suspect repeatedly striking a student in the head on Oct. 18 before fleeing the scene.
The arrest came after the student’s mom made a plea on Facebook for help tracking down the woman.
“Please help me find this lady…my daughter didn’t want to hit her because she didn’t want to disrespect her since shes an older woman,” mom Julie Piñon said.
Piñon said that her teen daughter had previously been involved in a fight with Hernandez’s child.
Hernandez was taken into custody at Nueces County Jail, where she is being held on $25,000 bond.