(MOBILE, Ala.) - The City of Satsuma School District said two students will be suspended for fighting during a mock election in class Tuesday.
Satsuma Schools Superintendent Joe Walters would not identify the students involved in the fight, and said the school district is still looking into the incident.
Wanda Hicks said her daughter, Dawn Hicks, was one of the students involved in the fight. Hicks said she took her daughter to Mobile Infirmary after the incident Tuesday morning.
Hicks said a white male student beat her daughter up using a stapler.
"It's just like a hate crime," Hicks said. "I mean they were fussing over an Obama issue."
Hicks said her daughter was left with a concussion, a hematoma and stitches in her head.
"Broke her glasses, (and) hit her in the face with a staple machine," Hicks said.
Hicks said as students cast their votes for President of the United States in a mock election, her daughter and another male student had words. Hicks admitted her daughter pushed first.
"Even if she pushed him, she says she was pushed, and when she hit him and then he beat her down like he did," Hicks said. "They were talking about religion and voting in a classroom with a student teacher, and the teacher was not even there.
"Don't let me tell you that the student teacher ran out of the room, and didn't even break up the fight."
Satsuma Schools Superintendent Joe Walters said both student will be punished for the fight, he calls, disappointing.
"We had hoped that the next generation would inspire the adults rather than mimic them," Dr. Walters said, "but sometimes all the negative campaigning and stuff like that does show up in our classroom."
Hicks said she plans to file a police report with Satsuma Police Department.
"I want this boy suspended," Hicks said, "and I want him to have a criminal record because he assaulted my daughter with a staple machine."