The incident happened right outside the local high school. Several other students witnessed it all. A woman's daughter was involved in an argument with another teen when the woman decided to take matters in her own hands.
All is calm at West Gadsden High School as students enjoy a peaceful day on campus, but that was not the case Thursday afternoon. School officials say two teenaged girls who were waiting to be picked up by their parents began arguing over a boy.
Authorities say that's when Tammy Davis, the mother of one of the teens, arrived on campus. She joined the argument and wound up threatening the other teen with a gun that she had in her car.
Greensboro Police Chief Marianne Scholer says, "The parent was gone by the time of my arrival. There was a number of eyewitnesses that did see a sliver handgun in the possession of the parent.”
Superintendent Reginald James says he wants to send a clear message: violence will not be tolerated on school campus. No one was injured in the incident, but the district took precautions, adding additional resource officers on campus.
Superintendent Reginald James adds, "You don't expect a parent to get in an argument with a student, and if that should happen you hope the parent would inform the principal the student was disrespectful or whatever.”
Tammy Davis has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a hand gun and possession of a firearm on school property.
She was released on a$ 10,000 bond. The superintendent says Davis simply used poor judgment in dealing with this situation.
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