Parent Annika McKenzie, 34, reportedly showed up to the school and bypassed security to confront veteran teacher Catherine Engelhardt. McKenzie accused the teacher of “putting her hands” on her 12-year-old daughter earlier that day.
Engelhardt called security right away but help didn’t arrive until after she was shoved against the wall, placed in a headlock and thrown to the ground, according to authorities.
ABC 7 reported there is no evidence that Engelhardt assaulted a student and no charges against her have been filed. There is, however, video of the violent assault against Engelhardt.
“Yesterday, we saw what we don’t want to see anywhere in any school,” Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association President Elias Mestizo said.
“Many teachers throughout the district and in this school also do not feel safe in the building, and there are reasons for that. And action needs to be taken immediately,” he said.
The lawyer said any loving parent might react, but common sense has to kick on, NOT LIKE THAT! – WHO thinks like this????? Wonderful parenting — we all should be very AFRAID………..this mindset is widespread.
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H/T – 7online.com