ORLANDO, Fla. - An 11-year-old boy claims a classmate’s mother tried to kill him because he called the girl a name.
Sandra Rivera is facing criminal charges and is banned from the Eccleston Elementary School.
Investigators believe the mother was waiting for the student, Ray Villanueva, after class.
“She came up behind me and started choking me by my neck,” Ray said.
The 11-year-old said he was beaten and kidnapped by Rivera.
“I was terrified. She was about to kill me. I could barely breathe,” he said.
The alleged assault happened Thursday afternoon outside the Orlando school.
Police said Rivera heard that the boy called her daughter an offensive name and decided to threaten the boy’s life out of revenge.
The 28-year-old forced the boy into her car after choking him, according to reports.
Rivera drove him home to tell his mother.
“This woman came to my house telling me she was choking my son,” said Ana Baez.
Baez said she couldn’t believe an adult would hurt a child. She went to the school and watched surveillance video of the incident.
“I saw that woman grabbing my son like this, in the back like this, and punching him on the head,” she said.
Rivera was charged with battery and kidnapping.
She was ordered by a judge to stay away from Ray and his family.