Police: Lake City Mom Attacks School Principal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Lake City mother has been arrested
after she allegedly attacked a school principal after her child was suspended.

Tyra Hays was charged with battery on a school official and
disrupting a school function. She was arrested Thursday.

Police say that on Oct. 20 the 33-year-old woman went to
Challenge Learning Center to pick up her child, who had been
suspended. Challenge is an alternative school for children with
behavioral, academic or learning problems.

Police say that Hays argued with Principal Deborah Hill, left
and then came back 10 minutes later. They say Hill told Hays to
leave but Hays struck her. The fight was broken up by school
employees.

It could not be determined Saturday if Hays has an attorney.


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  • by John Location: Tallahassee on Nov 4, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    To Wild, I hope you do not have any children nor plan on having any. Your comments show how ignorant you really are.
  • by schgrl Location: Tallahassee on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    wild must have lived in the "North" too long or backwoods! I am a teacher! This woman's behavior is why teachers have so much trouble with students in the classroom. She needs to be punished and learn some respect for school personnel. Unfortunately, it's probably too late for her. Maybe the child can be saved. The main point: Violence breeds violence. Such a shame that this Mom models this behavior,I'm sure she has other issues in Life),for her child! :(
  • by My2cents Location: tallahassee on Nov 2, 2010 at 09:24 AM
    When they took prayer and discipline out of the schools and discipline out of the homes; this is what you get.
  • by Tom Location: Tallahassee on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    To: Wild. You are an idiot. You think it is OK for someone to attack a school official? Oh, by the way, its "our" not "are". You need an education also.
  • by RCH Location: ohio on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    Wonder how long it will be before she plays the race card
  • by Zelda Location: Colorado on Nov 1, 2010 at 08:25 PM
    Please! Regardless of this situation,adult behavior should be the guide. Not all educators nor schools can be blamed for poor examples of behavior as this parent demonstrated. Go through the appropriate channels, seek help, provide professional parenting behaviors and more answers and others wanting to go out of their way will result. What an embarrassment to any student for a parent to become combative with any other adult. I side with the student and his need for resources-beginning with his parent(s).
  • by BT Location: St. Louis on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    Nice post, wild from WV. ..."the schools do not own are children." Maybe you should have stayed in school and learned some grammar. Try 'our' next time. Geez.
  • by amber Location: wisconein on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:45 PM
    Im concerned about the comments such as "sometimes thats what it takes to get your point across" What? Thats insane! You say it takes violence to get someone to listen to you. You are ignorant
  • by Sgt.Rock Location: Tallahassee on Nov 1, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    Apparently 'wild' skipped school when they taught grammar and punctuation.
  • by James on Nov 1, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    Sometimes that's what it takes to get your point across. ---------------------- PROBLEM IS: She will now be served with a legal notice that prohibits her presence on the school's grounds. She will now have to get someone to represent her at school where her child is concerned. Time to enact laws that give greater lengths of jail time to these people.
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