Mother, 27, felt the only way to correct her son was to hit him with electric voltage and hit him with a belt, hard enough to break skin, for getting in trouble at school and refusing to study’
Houston woman, Whitney White, 27, was charged with injuring her five-year-old son
She was investigated after her son was seen with bruises, welts and cut on arm
While cops investigated, her son told them she used a Taser on him in November
The boy told officers that she tasered him because he ‘got in trouble at school,’ even after she had been warned in anger management class to cease abusing her child
White’s son and his two-week-old sibling have been removed from their mom and placed in the care of relatives
Whitney White of Houston, Texas, [photo, in court] was arrested and charged with injury to a child after her five-year-old son told police that she tasered him
Whitney White, 27, was arrested and charged with injury to a child after the boy, then 5 years old told police that she tasered him. White n told police that she tasered him in November 2016 for ‘getting in trouble at school’. She was charged on Monday with injury to a child.
The 27-year-old was initially being investigated after her now six-year-old son was seen with bruises on his face, welts on his body and a cut on his arm.
White told Houston police that his bruises were caused by a slap to the face. She also said she hit him ‘too forceful’ with a belt, according to KPRC.
The victim’s testimony
Court documents indicate White said she became frustrated with her son because he refused to study his school work.
She reportedly told investigators that the smack to the face came after he told her ‘no’, which White said was a ‘sign of disrespect’.
But while police were investigating the July incident, her son told officers that his mom used a Taser on him last November.
‘I was five years old when the defendant tased me on my arm because I got in trouble at school. From zero to 10, it hurt 10,’ the child said, according to court documents.
White reportedly told investigators that her ‘anger management class told me not to tase him but we didn’t go into what else to do’.
While police were investigating the July incident, her son told officers that his mom used a Taser on him last November. The child said that White tasered him because he ‘got in trouble at school’
White ([photo] allegedly confirmed the child’s story, but said she was frustrated because he hadn’t achieved the learning outcomes she wanted for the child
White allegedly confirmed the child’s story, but said she was frustrated because he hadn’t achieved the learning outcomes she wanted for him.
‘When I tried to talk with him about it, he didn’t want to discuss it, and he was running away from me,’ White said, according to ABC 13. ‘I picked it up and tased him with it.’
The child, along with his two-week-old sibling are currently in the temporary custody of Child Protective Services. They will be cared for by a relative.
White is allowed supervised contact with her infant because she is still breast-feeding.