View Full Version : Pittsburgh teacher beaten after cellphone dispute at school

10-20-2017, 01:27 PM
A Pittsburgh public school teacher was seriously injured Wednesday after she was followed in her car and assaulted after school, allegedly in a dispute over a child's cellphone, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

According to police, Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, was arrested Thursday morning. She is facing charges of aggravated assault, stalking, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.

Wednesday's incident started at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School on the North Side.

The district has a no-cellphone policy. The teacher, identified as 46-year-old Janice Watkins, confiscated a phone from a fourth-grade girl, who then allegedly bit her. Sources told CBS Pittsburgh the student's parents came to school with the mother allegedly telling the teacher she was "going to get even."


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10-20-2017, 02:31 PM
The school needs to call CPS. The parents are teaching their kid to be violent, that's why she bit the teacher. I'm not sure there are grounds yet, CPS would have to find more grounds or wait until after the indictment or arraignment of the parents in criminal court. Emotional neglect/abuse is really hard to prove, unless the school has a thick record of the kid having behavior issues and the parents have not responded to it by getting their kid help. But if the parents are in jail, then you have dependent children and a home must be found for them.