Mother, Daughter Charged With Attacking Teacher
POSTED: 3:39 pm EDT April 21, 2008
ATLANTA -- A high school teacher tells WSB-TV Channel 2 she was brutally attacked in her classroom by one of her students and the girl's mother.
Police charged Georgia Thornton, 44, and her 17-year-old daughter Sequita with attacking Felecia Williams, a teacher at Southside High School on February 28. The official charges against the mother include battery on a school teacher, disrupting a public school, criminal trespass and theft by taking in connection with the alleged attack on teacher.
Sequita Thornton was charged with battery on a teacher and disrupting a public school.
Williams told WSB-TV Channel 2 that the teenager was failing her TV Production class. The teacher claims Georgia Thornton visited the school to complain about the girl's treatment and attacked her during the meeting, knocking her to the ground, kicking and punching her and pulling her hair. Williams claims Sequita Thornton joined the attack.
“And then she threw the book back and just took me like this and then started flinging me everywhere,” said Williams.
Williams said eventually two of her students stepped in and stopped the attack.
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