A 26-year-old Conway woman was arrested for second-degree battery Wednesday evening after she boarded a school bus and advised her children to attack another student.
According to a news release from the Conway Police Department, Temika McClure walked onto a school bus at 1st and Ingram streets on Aug. 20 and made contact with a boy who had allegedly stabbed her daughter with a pencil. She then called two of her other children onto the bus, telling them to "handle that (expletive)." The two children then attacked the boy.
It was later found that McClure's daughter did initially have marks that could have been caused by being stabbed with a pencil.
McClure refused to leave the bus during the attack after being asked several times by the bus driver, who radioed for help. The children beat the victim until another man boarded the bus and dispersed the fight.
Witnesses and video of the incident assisted in the case.
The male victim suffered minor injuries from the incident, and the children who attacked him are being handled by the school district.
In the release, McClure added that she should not face charges because she instructed the children and did not commit the act herself.