An educator and coach for Polk School District, Sara Bahena-Roman, 23, was arrested this week after reports said she beat a family member in the face with her fist.

Reports said that officers were dispatched to a home on Chestnut Street in response to a physical altercation at a child’s birthday party.

Officers said that the victim told them that Bahena-Roman was related to her nephew’s mother and that they had never gotten along.  She added that when Bahena-Roman began to argue with and get in her face despite pleas not to.

The victim then told police that Bahena-Roman punched her in the face before fleeing the scene.

Officers added that the victim suffered physical injuries to her nose and check.

Bahena-Roman is charged with simple battery.