Mom accused of attacking bully may have wrong boy


A Northern California sheriff’s official says a mother suspected of attacking a 12-year-old boy she said was bullying her daughter at school may have targeted the wrong child.

Sonoma County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Brown said Monday that investigators have not found anything linking the boy to the bullying allegations.

The girl’s mom, Delia Garcia-Bratcher, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of inflicting injury on a child after sheriff’s deputies say she came to Olivet Elementary Charter School in Santa Rosa on Friday and grabbed the boy by the throat.

Garcia-Bratcher was released Saturday on $30,000 bail. Telephone listings for her were disconnected.

School district officials are also investigating the possible bullying.

Sonoma County prosecutors said Monday they were still awaiting the sheriff’s report before deciding on any charges.

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