Bedford Mom Wins Parent of the Year— Not

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Falesia Clark
  • Parent of the Year, Falesia Clark

In a fierce attempt to win Helicopter Parent of the Year, a local mom took to the Bedford High School grounds this week to fight her daughter's battles— literally, with a hard right hook and a loaded .22 caliber pistol.

45-year-old Falesia Clark was arrested on Monday after assaulting a 16-year-old girl who'd been bickering with Clark's daughter over social media. Clark arrived at the high school at dismissal time to confront the girl, and ended up punching her in the face and knocking her to the ground. Police say she also went ape-shit on another student who tried to intervene.

Authorities immediately arrested Clark and discovered she had a loaded pistol in her purse. She was booked, and charged with trespassing, two counts of assault and carrying a concealed weapon on school property. She's currently being held on a $1 million bond.

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