A Miami mother was arrested Monday after she failed to take her 6-year-old son to a hospital when he was grazed by a bullet during spring break, police said.

Laqayette Dock, 21, faces charges of child abuse and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

According to an arrest affidavit, Dock was told by her son’s biological father that the boy’s 8-year-old cousin shot him, causing a bullet to graze his neck.

Instead of taking him to a hospital, Dock instead tried to self-treat the wound, saying she didn’t think it was severe enough to require medical attention, police said.

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