Sonoma County sheriff's officials said Monday that they are unable to find any evidence that an 11-year-old boy terrorized the daughter of a woman accused of grabbing him by the throat last week for alleged bullying.
Sheriff's officials said in a statement they were unable find any connection between the boy and the woman's daughter. They also have not been able to determine if bullying ever occurred between the schoolchildren.
Delia Garcia-Bratcher, 30, of Santa Rosa was arrested Friday on suspicion of choking the boy in front of his classmates at Olivet Elementary School.
Authorities said she reportedly walked onto the Santa Rosa campus about lunchtime without advising school officials and asked her son, who also attends the school, to point out her daughter's alleged bully.
After her son pointed out the boy, Garcia-Bratcher grabbed him by the throat and threatened him about bullying her daughter, authorities said.
School officials took photographs of the boy's neck, which had red marks consistent with being grabbed. A sheriff's department official told the the Press Democrat that the boy also had fingerprint marks on his neck.
Deputies interviewed several students who witnessed the attack and arrested Garcia-Bratcher. She was released from custody after posting bail.
The Sonoma County district attorney's office has not filed criminal charges against Garcia-Bratcher.
She is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, at which time officials said a criminal complaint could be presented.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times