Published: Sep 11, 2012 10:32 AM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida woman is being held in jail after police say she struck her teenage son about 30 times with a baseball bat.
    
A judge on Monday set a $50,000 bond for 50-year-old Sheronda Hall Reselva. She's accused of hitting her 17-year-old son with the bat while he was sleeping Sunday morning.
    
According to Lauderhill police, Reselva left the teen's bedroom after hitting him, returned with a knife and told him she was going to kill him.
    
The South Florida SunSentinel (http://sunsent.nl/TMGzHS ) reports the teen told police he grabbed his mother's arm and ran from the house. A neighbor in the Fort Lauderdale suburb says the teen ran toward him and asked him to call 911.
    
Reselva is charged with aggravated child abuse.
    
___
    
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)