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Incident Report for Case #2019-508543

Incident Type


Incident Date

12/11/2019 - 8:40 AM


5602 Russett Rd. (Orchard Ridge Elementary School)


     The MPD arrested the suspect yesterday afternoon on tentative charges of felony battery to school employees and disorderly conduct.

     Witnesses told police the mother came into the school office looking to speak to a couple of staff members. The victim is one of those the mother sought, and happened to walk into the office.

     The mother announced: "There she f-ing is!" She advanced on the educator, grabbing her by the hair, and punching the victim in the face and head. She threw the victim to the ground. The victim went into a fetal position, covering her head and face while the suspect delivered punches and kicks.

     Other staff members came to the victim's aid, getting the mother to let go of the victim's hair, and pulling the suspect away.

     The victim went into an office and the door was locked. A colleague said the victim was crying and saying, "I was just doing my job."

     Staff members said the suspect, now out in a hallway, continued to yell:"F- that b--ch, I gotta do what I gotta do ..." She left before police got to the school.

The victim was taken to an emergency room by a staff member where she was treated for facial injuries and a lump to the back of the head.

     The MPD will be requesting the District Attorney ask for bail restrictions that prohibit the suspect from being on Madison Metropolitan School District property.


Last updated 12/12/2019 at 10:54 AM by PIO Joel Despain


The MPD has probable cause to arrest the mother of a Madison elementary school student for battery to a school district employee following a morning assault inside Orchard Ridge Elementary School, 5602 Russett Rd. The mother was evidently unhappy with how her child was disciplined and came into the building demanding to speak with several staff members. She ended up yelling at, and confronting one in a hallway. The suspect pulled the female employee's hair and punched her in the face. The mother was escorted out of the building and the MPD was contacted.  

Released 12/11/2019 at 1:11 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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