Mother accused of tasing son, 5, for 'getting in trouble at school'

By Robert Arnold - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - A Houston woman was charged with a felony after her 6-year-old son was seen with a bruise on his face, welts on his arms and a cut. Whitney White, 27, was charged with injury to a child.

Police said White’s son’s injuries were caused by a slap oo the face and being hit with a belt. Court documents indicate White said she became frustrated with her son because he refused to study his lessons.

While police were investigating that incident, White's son told officers his mom used a Taser on him last November. Court documents show the boy said, "I was five years old when the defendant tased me on my arm because I got in trouble at school. From zero to 10, it hurt 10."

According to court documents, when White was asked about this she said, "My anger management class told me not to tase him but we didn't go into what else to do."

White’s son and a 2-week-old sibling are in the temporary custody of Child Protective Services and are being cared for by a relative.

White is allowed supervised contact with her infant because she is still breast-feeding. White declined to answer questions after an initial appearance before a judge.

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