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Trial to begin for Ohio mom in classroom brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of an Ohio woman accused of helping her teenage daughter beat up a fellow classmate is set to begin on Wednesday.

Precious Allen faces misdemeanor charges of assault and trespassing in the Feb. 7 scuffle at a high school.

Accounts of the fight differ, with Allen's then-14-year-old daughter saying another teenage girl started it and that she was defending her mother. The other girl says Allen and her daughter attacked her.

Police have said that the 31-year-old Allen held a teen down in a classroom and told her daughter to hit the girl with a combination lock. Police say the other teen suffered cuts and bruises.

Meanwhile Allen has sued the district and school officials, saying the school intentionally deleted video that would have proved she is innocent.

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