Local mom behind bars after parent conference gets heated

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A parent conference turned into an attack.

A Memphis mom is now behind bars as police investigate a case that started on school property.

"To come up here with a knife, what does that say?"

Witnesses told police, two moms were meeting with administrators at Soulsville Charter School Thursday because their kids got involved in an altercation on campus.

But this meeting between Robin Robinson and the other parent got heated when the two started arguing in the school office.

Suddenly Robinson jumped and lunged at the other parent with a knife, police say.

A Soulsville administrator grabbed Robinson to keep her away from the other mom.

Police charged Robinson with aggravated assault and bringing a weapon to school property.

Marshall Sanders is a dad and a former law enforcement officer who told WREG Robinson`s alleged actions don`t send a good impression to kids.

"The crime now is being committed by kids," he said.

This attack comes the day before the charter school hosted what it's calling their positive young men and women`s conference.

Instead of normal classes on Friday, middle school and high school students sat in workshops with community role models and volunteers.

Sanders and neighbors who didn`t go on camera are saddened Robinson is accused of not being a good role model to her own child.

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