KANSAS CITY, MO - A mother who got angry with her son’s kindergarten teacher has been accused of hitting her in the face, jerking her hair, and then ramming the teacher’s head against a filing cabinet.
Kansas City police say the attack occurred Thursday afternoon after 24-year-old Simone Baker entered her son’s kindergarten classroom at Truman Elementary to talk to the teacher “about what her son stated (the teacher) did to him in class earlier today.”
Baker’s 6-year-old son had returned home from school with a scratch on his neck that he stated was inflicted by his teacher after he had gotten into trouble at school earlier that day.
The teacher reportedly told Baker that if she wanted to speak with her and the principal regarding her son, she needed to return on Friday. Instead, Baker went to the principal’s office where she reportedly created a scene.
“She came up to the school very irate,” said Ebony Walker, the school district’s spokeswoman. “The administration did everything they could do to keep her calm. They asked her to leave.”
Instead, Baker returned to the teacher’s classroom. Baker ran behind the teacher’s desk and “struck her in the face with an open fist 5 to 10 times.” She then grabbed the teacher by her hair, picked her up out of a chair and slammed her head against a filing cabinet. Twice.
“You better not touch my kid again,” Baker yelled to the teacher, according to the police report, before fleeing the classroom.
The teacher went to the hospital suffering from a bruise on her arm and some redness and swelling to her face. Simone Baker was issued a municipal citation for inflicting bodily injury. The school district said they will be pressing charges against Baker.
The boy’s father brought the boy to school Friday, and the boy admitted he’d lied; the teacher had not hurt or scratched him.Tags: Assault, Beating, Crime, Missouri, Simone Baker, student, teacher, Truman Elementary