TAMPA — A Tampa mother was arrested after physically expressing her concern about her son’s grades. According to the Tampa Police Department, 35-year-old Daymaris Vazquez was taken into custody on Sunday on child abuse charges. Police said Vazquez hit her 12-year-old son with wooden and metal spatulas because he got an F on his report card.
Authorities said Vazquez broke the boy’s glasses, choked him and threatened to kill him. She remains in jail after bond was denied for her Monday morning. Officials said she will remain in jail on an immigration hold. She will have a chance to appeal her immigration hold, but not until the criminal charges against her are resolved, according to officials.