An officer contacted a truant juvenile male at the station. The mother responded to take custody of the juvenile, but instead hit him in the face in front of the officer, causing his nose to bleed. The officer took the mother into custody for willful injury to a child. The juvenile was treated at the scene and eventually released to another family member. The mother was transported via ambulance to the hospital to be cleared for a prior medical condition. Once cleared, she will be issued a prohibition order and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the child abuse charge. CPS was notified of the case.