Simone A. Baker was cited by Kansas City police for allegedly beating up her child’s kindergarten teacher in response to her son’s allegations that the educator put a scratch on his neck, according to The Kansas City Star.
When the 6-year-old boy told Baker that his teacher struck him, she called the Hickman Mills School District’s Truman Elementary School‘s principal to inform him that she was on her way there. The unnamed principal told the infuriated 24-year-old Baker not to come to the school, but she went anyway.
The school principal met the apparently fuming Baker in the hallway when she entered the school’s premises and attempted to calm her down, stating that a meeting could be set up to discuss the allegations against the teacher. Instead of listening to reason, Baker reportedly bolted around the principal and headed straight for the kindergarten teacher’s classroom.
The boy’s teacher was on the phone when Baker confronted her and reportedly bellowed the words, “You better not touch my kid again.” There were no students present in the classroom.
A police report states that Baker stormed behind the 49-year-old teacher’s desk and grabbed and struck her in the face five to ten times while managing to hold down her arms. Baker then grabbed the teacher’s hair, yanked her out of her seat, then slammed her head against a file cabinet two times. Police state that Baker then left the school building after the alleged attack.
By the time the principal gathered staff members and hightailed it to the teacher’s classroom, the assault had already taken place.
When officers went to Baker’s home, she was nowhere to be found. Authorities issued Baker a city ticket for assaulting the teacher and she has to make a court appearance on October 22. The school district does reportedly plan on having the case prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.”
Meanwhile, the boy was brought to school by his dad the day after the incident. The child has reportedly retracted his original accusation now stating, that his teacher did not scratch or strike him in any way.
Baker is still being sought out by police.