HOUSTON -

A local mother is accused of beating her special needs son with a stick.

Ebony Lenora Collins is charged with injury to a child under 15 with bodily injury. According to court documents, her 5-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy, showed up to school with bruises. He told school officials his mother hit him.

Court documents state doctors who evaluated the boy say his "skin marks are very concerning for physical abuse."

Collins, 25, was arrested and posted a $5,000 bond.