VIRGINIA BEACH - Police say a woman poured scalding water on her 9-year-old son.

A school employee and bus driver noticed marks on the boy's neck and called police Tuesday morning.

He told authorities he was burned by his mother that morning, said police spokeswoman MPO Grazia Moyers.

A faculty member took the boy to the hospital for treatment while police went to talk with Aliyah Washington. She was arrested on a charge of felony child abuse.

The boy remains hospitalized.

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