Mum enraged about coronavirus school closures chokes husband and attacks kids

A booze-fueled mum enraged by coronavirus school closures allegedly choked her husband, kicked one of her kids and twisted another's arm, it is reported.

Drunken Jessica Cambray, 36, "was upset about her children’s school circumstances in regards to the  coronavirus,” an affidavit reads.

From Provo, Utah in the US, Cambray saw her all schools close on Monday – and it seems it got to her.

She is now being investigated for two counts of child abuse, intoxication and domestic violence after she was arrested for allegedly attacking her husband and children.

An arrest report states she launched a drink-fuelled attack.

Police were called to her home at around midnight on Tuesday following a report of domestic violence, Deseret News reports.

The mother-of-three allegedly pushed her husband after a row broke out while he was spending time with their sons, aged, 12, 12 and 9.

She then began ‘choking him’, kicked one child and twisted the arm of another who tried to come to their father’s aid, the children told police.

“She was upset about her children’s school circumstances in regards to the  coronavirus,” the affidavit reads.

“The father and three children were spending time together in the boys’ bedroom.

“Jessica came into the room after on-and-off verbal arguments and began pushing her husband.”

Cambray, who has been previously convicted of domestic violence on two occasions in 2007 and 2011, told officers she had slapped her husband.

Most public schools in Utah were closed on Monday as the US tries to slow the spread of the flu-like virus.

It has now reached all 50 states, with Utah reporting 78 confirmed cases.

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the US, with 19 deaths as of Friday.

Cases of coronavirus in the US surged past 13,000 on Thursday, as all Americans were warned to return home or stay abroad indefinitely.

Domestic abuse activists have warned that that the global health emergency could lead to an increase in violence, as families spend more time in the home to take heed of social distancing advice.

Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn  also raised the issue at Prime Minister’s Questions this week.

The Leader of the Opposition said: "Every fortnight three women are killed by their partner or ex partner. Domestic violence is only likely to increase if large numbers of people are having to self isolate.

“Ten years of austerity has denied councils the funding they need to support victims of domestic abuse. Will he commit to the extra £173m needed every year to ensure that survivors get the support they so desperately need?"

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