*A 32-year-old Georgia woman was arrested on child cruelty charges after she allegedly stripped her 11-year-old son buck-naked and made him walk outside his elementary school as punishment.
According to People.com, Joyce Sweetheart Cole, was called in to her son’s elementary school over a month ago when he was accused of bullying a female student. Joyce allegedly told her son that she would “embarrass” him if he ever got in trouble at school again.
Cut to Halloween.
Cole’s son allegedly got into another dispute with the girl and kicked her, according to Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department. Cole was called to the school again, after which she allegedly carried out her threat.
“The meeting ends and the parent stripped the 11-year-old of his clothing and sent him on out to her car in the parking lot,” Pierce alleges. “The school’s staff, including several teachers, went to the 11-year-old’s aid, trying to clothe and cover him so he could avoid being embarrassed.”
Cole allegedly struck her son in the head with an open hand while walking behind him in the parking lot, Pierce says. After parading him nude in front of all of his classmates, she drove him home.
But before they reached the crib, she pulled over again and told him to get out of the car again, naked.
“Just prior to arriving at their apartment complex, she again told him to get out of the car and he was told to walk home, into the apartment complex, without clothes on,” Pierce alleges.
Cole has yet to enter a plea to the charges against her.
All three of Cole’s children, including the alleged victim, are being held in state custody because of the alleged incident.