Updated at: 05/15/2013 6:36 AM
(AP) CINCINNATI - A woman facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly helping her daughter beat up a female classmate is suing the Cincinnati school district and police.
Authorities say 31-year-old Precious Allen held the 15-year-old girl down in a Withrow High School classroom and told her 14-year-old daughter to hit the girl with a combination lock. Police say the victim suffered cuts and bruises in the Feb. 7 scuffle.
A grand jury indicted Allen on misdemeanor assault and trespassing charges. Her daughter is facing juvenile charges.
The Cincinnati Enquirer ( http://bit.ly/16z8C5K) reports that Allen claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that her daughter was a victim of bullying and that the school intentionally deleted video that would have proved she is innocent.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com
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