A Homewood mother from the 1300 block of Jeffrey Drive was ticketed for assault after witnesses told police she threatened to slap a girl near 187th Street and Center Avenue around 3 p.m. on April 4.
Police said they broke up a juvenile fight near that intersection earlier in the day.
The next morning, the mom filed a police report alleging a group of girls had jumped her two children outside . Later that same day, a mother of one of those girls filed a report stating that her daughter was indeed involved in the fight, but only after trying to stop it.
In an email to parents, Principal Laure Ugo referred to the situation as "an unfortunate and extremely unusual event at James Hart.
"We in Administration take the safety of every student very seriously, and will take whatever steps are necessary to make sure that goal is realized," she continued.
This is an ongoing problem between two groups of girls, police said, and the matter was turned over to a school resource officer for further investigation.