|Updated: 2/05 9:06 am
||Published: 2/04 10:37 pm
TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Child Crisis Detectives are calling it one of the worst cases of child abuse they've seen in a long time.
Child Crisis Detectives arrested 39-year old, Shanetta Williams after she was accused of beating a relative over and over with an electrical cord.
Students at Memorial High School noticed the teen bleeding in class and reported the abuse.
Our FOX23 team went to Memorial HS to find out why students are being praised for reporting what they saw.
The victim showed up here to school where his injuries were so bad that his classmates noticed him bleeding through his jeans.
When he was questioned he told police a relative had beaten him with the cord of a hair dryer.
Word around the school quickly spread about what happened and by Tuesday afternoon parents were voicing their concerns.
"He's bleeding through his clothes and that has to be the most embarrassing and hurtful thing,” Tanisha Carson said.
Carson has two children that go to school at Memorial High School as well.
She told FOX23 she was speechless after she learned one of their classmates had been brutally beaten.
"I don't have any words because it was so heartbreaking to read it, and you usually don't hear about a high school student that's getting abused like that," said Carson.
Like many other parents, she is praising the boy's classmates who noticed him bleeding through his jeans and shifting in his desk because of the pain.
She says the students did the right thing by alerting the school.
'They should be honored. Especially for kids to step up and do something like that especially nowadays. I would just honor them," Carson said.
We can't show you the photos of his abuse on camera but child crisis detectives were able to show them to me and I can tell you his injuries are extensive.
"Our investigation revealed there has been at least three or perhaps more occasions which something that was similar to this happened," said Child Crisis Detective Greg Smith.
Detectives say the boy was so afraid to go home that he was immediately taken into protective custody.
He was later checked out by a forensic pediatrician who noted that, ‘his injuries were so severe that he had multiple layers of scarring.’
Shanetta Williams is being held in the Tulsa county jail on three complaints of child abuse.
Her bond is set at $300,000.