ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A 17-year-old suffered had his skull fractured when he was hit in the face with a hammer. The suspect in the violent attack is his own mother.

The teen told Elizabethtown Police his mother, Monique McNair, hit him with the hammer after an argument.

Police say McNair's young daughter witnessed the event and told school officials.

McNair is now charged with first-degree assault.