A middle school teacher is recovering in hospital in New York after being viciously assaulted by one of her student’s mothers and the woman’s 14-year-old niece.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead.
Police say the parent, Annika McKenzie, 34, walked into the building without being cleared by security and waited in the hallway for her daughter’s math teacher, Catherine Engelhardt.
McKenzie believed Engelhardt had ‘put her hands’ on her 12-year-old daughter earlier in the day, according to ABC 7.
Engelhardt refused to speak with McKenzie, telling her to first get a security pass.
A fight then ensued.
Authorities say the teacher was shoved against the wall, placed in a headlock and thrown to the floor.
Several students also became involved in the attack, including McKenzie’s 14-year-old niece.
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