Kindergarten Teacher Beat Up by Student's Enraged Mom

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kindergarten classroomThere are protective parents, and then there are moms like Simone Baker, who allegedly brutally assaulted her son's kindergarten teacher last week. According to reports, the 24-year-old mother was upset about a scratch on her son she believed happened when his teacher was disciplining him. So she charged up to Truman Elementary School in Kansas City to handle the matter herself ... in a very personal manner.

According to the Kansas City Star, Baker, who has since been charged with assault, called the school to complain, and told the principal she was heading that way. The principal told her not to come, but it did little good, and Baker was in the classroom before anyone could stop her.

"You better not touch my kid again," she reportedly said upon entering the classroom. Then things got really ugly.

According to police reports obtained by the paper, Baker "ran behind the desk where the teacher was seated and hit her five to 10 times in the face while holding the teacher’s arm to her side. She then grabbed the teacher by her hair, pulled her out of her chair and slammed her head against a file cabinet twice before running out of the classroom and leaving the building."

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All this in a kindergarten classroom. Thank God, school was out for the day, and no children were present. The teacher was taken to the hospital and released, so at least she doesn't appear to have suffered any serious physical injuries. Still, it's horrifying to think of this happening in a school. 

There are times when I understand a parent's rage that leads to violence against someone -- like the recent case of the dad who beat his 5-year-old daughter's rapist to death -- but for something like a scratch, this sounds like a major overreaction ... to say the least.

While this is an extreme case, teachers being victimized by parents isn't as rare as we might hope. The paper cited a 2010 survey that said about 50 percent of the 4,700 teacher participants reported some type of victimization (including obscene remarks and gestures, verbal threats and physical attacks) within the previous year, with about 18 percent of the incidents involving parents. How truly sad.

Have you ever seen a parent attack a teacher -- verbally or physically?

 

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abra819 abra819

Someone ought beat the living fuck out of her, self righteous B!

Knitt... KnittyTina

I'm not condoning what the parent did, but why did the teacher physically punish the child and leave a mark?  I thought that wasn't allowed in schools.  I'd like to know what the teacher did first.  I'd be pretty mad if any of my kids came home and said the teacher physically struck them, so something isn't right with this whole situation.

Momm2... Momm2threeboyz

No, but if I did..I'd step in. It takes a great deal of patience and awesomeness to be a teacher. To be able to handle other people's kids and teach them. Kudos to all the teachers out there...they are a God sent!!! 


As for this psychotic mother, I'd definitely press charges and do everything I could to get her and her child removed from the school. How ridiculous all over a scratch? The mother is lucky I wasn't the teacher because I would've lost my teaching license REAL quick by beating the shit out of her. What a shame parents like this...SMDH.

Danielle Troth

the childs told his father the teacher never touched him. this woman is just trash acting like trash. I hope part of her punishment is removal of her section 8, she doesn't deserve help from americans if she would rather assault them.

adamat34 adamat34

Danielle, Im in agreement with you. People need to learn how to behave. Good grief. Trashy people, acting like trash. Unbelievable.

bills... billsfan1104

And of course, the author doesn't tell the full story. She failed to say that the kid LIED to his mom.

This mother didn't wait until she found out the truth. They need to charge her with more.

An let me also point out, that many women on this site, threaten to do the same thing, if someone ever touches their precious babies.

And to compare this to what that other guy did, is wrong. It is not the same thing at all.

Elaine Cox

kids lie..so you better find out the truth before you go off...then dont go off

jalaz77 jalaz77

This trashy mom sounds like she was looking for a reason to fight. What a joke. I feel bad for that kid having a nutcase of a mom.

adamat34 adamat34

Kids do lie when backed into a corner over really silly stuff....but this does not dismiss the.fact this mother acted like an animal before going.off half cocked. Get it together before you visit your child's school. As parents we've all had to deal with horrific teachers and administrations. It doesn't give you the liberty to act like a rabid animal. PERIOD.

nonmember avatar mad mommy

My daughters teacher left 4 students including my daughter alone in her room when she took all the kids out to be picked up she forgot 4 kids I was irrate I started walkin to her door when I saw my daughters head thro the window she glared at me and started to tell me I couldnt I yelled in a not nice voice that my child was in her room and she wasnt about to stop me from getting my child sge forgot I used nice words in a mean voice its ridiculous to forget 4 children 1 goin potty the first week of school ok but 4 I am on my last chance with this twacher she messes up again I will be putting my daughter in the care of an adult who will care for her

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