By: Kara Duffy
January 6, 2014
Donalsonville, GA- Doctor Louise Ingram Royal has been a teacher at Seminole County Elementary School in Donalsonville for 23 years.
"It started off like a normal day," Royal said. "I was excited about getting to school and I went in kind of early that morning."
Royal soon realized that day would be anything but normal.
"She just kicked me, repeatedly; I do remember that part and she drug me by the hair of my head across the hall," Royal said.
On the morning of May 7th 2013, Neotha Fedd, a parent of one of the students, came to the school to speak to a different teacher, but when Royal approached Fedd to ask her to wait in the office, she attacked.
"She alleged that Ms. Royal had mistreated her son years ago and then was going to take it out on Ms. Royal that day," said Joe Mulholland, the South Georgia District Attorney who represented Royal.
Fedd was seen on camera at the school beating, kicking and hitting Royal with a custodial broom for several minutes before help finally arrived.
"There was a lot of brain damage that is irreversible," Royal said.
Royal also says she can no longer see in her right eye and suffered injuries to her jaw and arm.
In December 2013, a jury found Fedd guilty of several charges, including aggravated assault, aggravated battery, terroristic threats and disturbing a school.
On Monday afternoon, a judge sentenced Fedd to 35 years in jail and she must serve at least 20.
Royal has not returned to the classroom since the attack.
"I have been told I will never be able to teach again, but I'm alive and I'll fight it until the day I die because it is my life and I cant imagine living without educating children," she said.
Royal also says she hopes this incident will raise awareness about the importance of security in the school system.
By: Kara Duffy
May 7, 2013
Donalsonville, Ga. -- A teacher was taken to the emergency room after police say she was badly beaten by a parent.
According to Chief Investigator Greg Long with the Donalsonville Police Department, 49-year-old Neotha Fedd was arrested Tuesday morning.
Long says Fedd entered Seminole County Elementary School shortly before 8:00 a.m. and when the teacher told her that she needed to obtain a visitor's pass, Fedd attacked her.
Investigator Long says during the attack Fedd grabbed a custodial broom and began to hit the teacher with it. He says she then dragged the teacher down the hall by her hair.
The teacher was taken to Donalsonville Hospital for treatment but has since been released.
Fedd has been charged with aggravated assault, battery, cruelty to children, obstruction of an officer, disruption of a school and giving false information to law enforcement.
Investigator Long said that as a precautionary measure, the school was placed on a lockdown, but that no one else was injured during the attack.