School officials at a middle School alerted The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office that an 11 year old student has severe facial bruising and a swollen eye.

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School officials ask the deputies to investigate Belinda S. Blessing a  39 year old Moss Bluff woman. They were afraid she was  physically abusing an 11 year old family member who is a student at the school.

Deputies found that Blessing had struck the child in the face with a hair brush. Blessing admitted to some of the allegations and was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

Judge Robert Wyatt set her bond at $10,000.