An 18-year-old woman is accused of participating in an attack on a Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School student and the student's mother after the student left cheerleading practice this week.
Brianna Singleton also allegedly sent the student a message on Facebook stating that the student and her family would be killed, according to Cincinnati police.
Singleton was arrested Tuesday on two counts of assault and one count each of aggravated menacing and aggravated trespassing.
The Westwood woman is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail.
According to court records, Singleton and four unnamed suspects went to the school Monday and waited for the student to get out of cheerleading practice.
When the student exited the school, Singleton and the other suspects are accused of approaching her and her mother.
After a short argument, Singleton and the other suspects allegedly began striking the student and her mother "about the head and upper body," records state. The alleged attack lasted about 45 seconds, according to a Cincinnati Public Schools spokesperson.
After the physical altercation, Singleton sent the student a Facebook message stating that the student "and her family would be killed," police wrote in court records.
Details on the other four suspects were not immediately available.
Janet Walsh, a school district spokeswoman, released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
We understand that this incident stemmed from a dispute among young people that unfolded over time away from school. The alleged attackers were not Taft students and were repeatedly warned to leave school grounds before the altercation occurred. School officials and witnesses quickly broke up the attack, which lasted about 45 seconds. While isolated and rare, it is extremely disappointing when such inappropriate behavior occurs, especially on school grounds. Fortunately, it is not representative of the way the vast majority of our students and families conduct themselves.