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New Castle County Mother Charged With Felony Assault, Child Endangerment

NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – New Castle County Police have arrested and charged a woman with several counts of child endangerment after she allegedly beat her children with an extension cord.

Forty-two-year-old Serena Wardlaw of the Overview Gardens community in New Castle allegedly beat her 9-year-old son after he removed a check from her checkbook so that he could buy a book from his school’s book fair, according to police.

At about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, County Police responded to the child’s school for a report of a possible case of abuse. They learned that a caseworker from the Division of Family Services received a call from the school nurse about a child having an injury to his arm from his mother striking him with an extension cord.

Police say the mother became upset when she discovered that her son had removed the check and struck him several times. Police also discovered that the victim’s 7-year-old twin sisters had prior injury marks on their body that were consistent with being struck with the same object.

Wardlaw was charged with four counts of second degree assault and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

She was arraigned and released on $21,000 unsecured bail and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with the children.

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  • Linsey

    We need to march in the streets to gain control over our children!!Tired of these people who our foremothers took care of their kids,trying to enforce how we raise ours!Look at the chaos that the black community is suffering from ever since they imposed their impotent methods of child raising on us.We can’t hit our kids but they can Drug them or shoot them….go figure!

  • rodeo417

    what’s wrong with her beating that child? he stole and i bet the whoopin he received would make him think twice before doing it again. it will keep him out the state pen and send him to Penn State. many black people got beat with it. Until someone (a nosy white person) told the kids they have rights.Maybe if yall beat your kids instead of being their friends, you might not have all these problem kids. Carry on with the beating!

  • Jack

    At least her kids aren’t selling drugs. What a stupid law!

  • Biz Markie

    She looks like me?
    Ohh snap

  • Horace Riggins

    Kids today need to be backhanded whenever they get out of line.

  • state engineer

    so if you hit them to teach them a lesson, that no good but when you dont do anything it the parent right

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