A Park View, Iowa, woman was arrested Friday for allegedly hitting her 5-year-old child.
According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department,Daveshia Antionette Morgan, 23, was charged with child endangerment with injury, a class D felony.
Authorities allege she struck her childrepeatedly with open hands, closed fists and a belt causing bruising.
The sheriff's department said it started investigating Feb. 6 after it and theDepartment of Human Services were contacted by Neil Armstrong Elementary in Park View. School officials noticed the injuries to the child.
Ms. Morgan remains free on bond. The case remains under investigation.