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Mother Accused of Hitting 9-Year-Old

Child Endangerment

HAZLETON — A woman is locked up in Luzerne County after police said she hit a child with kitchen utensil.

According to authorities, the 9-year-old boy was at school when he went to the nurses office because of back pain. Officers said the nurse saw bruises and called police.

Police said the boy said his mother stuck him with a plastic spatula.

The mother, Holly Johnson, 34, of Hazle Township was arrested and now faces a child endangerment charge.


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