Mom who slapped her son during April unrest displaced by fire

Posted at 8:33 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 08:34:58-04

Toya Graham, the mom who received national attention for slapping her son during last year’s unrest, is now homeless after her son accidentally started a fire.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by family members, Graham’s 17-year-old son, Michael, threw water on a grease fire that broke out while he was frying chicken tenders in their Druid Hill Avenue home Saturday.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The community has donated more than $13,000 to benefit Graham, who is without renter’s insurance, according to the fundraising page.

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