El Mirage mom arrested after bruised teen says she was hit with electrical cord

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Marylynne Jackson By Jennifer Thomas Marylynne Jackson By Jennifer Thomas

EL MIRAGE -- A 45-year-old woman was arrested for child abuse after her teen daughter showed up at school with injuries on her upper body.

On Friday, El Mirage police officers were called to Dysart Elementary School for a report of a child with bruises and welts.

According to the El Mirage Police Department, the 14-year-old told officers that her mother hit her with an electrical cord the night before.

Officers found bruises and welts on the girl's arms, shoulder and back.

Officers were able to track down the mother, Marylynne Jackson, and arrest her. She is being held on child abuse charges.

Child Protective Services was called in to investigate the incident.