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Mom gets probation for throwing bar stool at 7-year-old, knocking 9-year-old to ground

A Collinsville woman who threw a bar stool at her 7-year-old son and knocked her 9-year-old son to the ground has been sentenced to two years probation.

Amanda Gibson, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of domestic battery and endangering a child. An aggravated battery charge was dismissed by St. Clair County Judge Zina R. Cruse.

Along with probation, Gibson will also have to do 50 hours of community service, pay a $200 domestic violence fine and court costs, abide by a court curfew and be subject to random drug tests. Gibson was sentenced to 44 days in jail but was given credit for 44 days already served as she awaited her sentence.

She’ll also have to comply with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities recommendations, which includes a residential substance abuse program and a psychological evaluation.

Gibson was at her parents’ house in Collinsville on Sept. 26 when she and her parents started fighting about her use of illegal substances, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Bruce Fleshren said shortly after Gibson was charged.

During the fight, Gibson threw household objects, pushed her 9-year-old to the floor and threw a bar stool at her 7-year-old son. She also hit her mother and punched her father in the jaw, police said.

The grandparents have legal custody of the two children. Neither child required hospitalization.

Gibson still has pending charges for two counts of battery in Centreville from July 2017. She was also convicted in November 2016 and August 2017 for resisting a police officer.