Some Parents Causing A Disruption At SCS Schools

(Memphis) Shelby County Schools administrators should be working on a way to improve your child’s education, but unfortunately they have to spend too much time dealing with unruly parents.

For at least the second time in a week, police arrested a parent accused of going too far at their child’s school.

Toya Maxwell is charged with two counts of assault.

Memphis Police say she went to her daughter’s school, Wooddale Middle, and became irate with the school’s assistant principal refusing to leave the school.

According to the police affidavit that parent told the assistant principal she was, “Going to do something to her ***.”

The assistant principal says Maxwell then charged her in a very threatening manner.

Wooddale’s principal says that mother was calmed down and quickly taken out of the building and arrested.

She now faces the possibility of being banned from the building.

“We receive extensive training from the district on how to handle any crisis situation,” said Principal Robert Gordon.

Gordon says coming to administrators calmly with an issue will get a parent a lot further.

“As a school we work with our parents to make sure all students are safe and secure,” said Gordon.

In this incident the angry a parent didn’t get past the office.

Just a week ago Marva Sanders and grandmother Pamela Jones were arrested, accused of rushing into Hawkins Mill Elementary and confronting their daughter’s elementary school bully, cursing him out and even thumping him on the forehead.

Wooddale parent Marquetta Stone says parents need to realize they’re children are looking to them about how to act and solve problems.

“She’ll feel that she can be able to do the exact same thing. She’ll do the exact same thing,” said Stone.

According to the Shelby County School district’s policy when a parent refuses to leave the building or attack an employee the police get involved.


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