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Posted on 04/05/2005 5:01:06 AM PDT by KidGlock
Dallas Police: Teacher Starts Brawl in Class
Mon Apr 4, 8:33 PM ET AP
DALLAS - A high school teacher faces an assault charge after police say she walked into a middle-school classroom, grabbed that teacher's hair, yanked her out of her chair, and dragged her across the room while punching her in the face and kicking her.
According to the police report, Paulette Baines grabbed Mary Oliver in front of the class full of gifted students Friday. Baines was angry because Oliver told her daughter to quit loitering by lockers and go to class, Dallas school district spokesman Donald Claxton said.
Oliver said Baines was yelling at her as she entered the classroom.
"I want you to know I didn't raise a finger. I didn't raise my voice. I didn't do anything to aggravate the situation," Oliver said. "I did everything possible to defuse the situation."
Baines was charged with assault with bodily injury, according to Dallas County Jail records. Baines, 45, was released early Saturday after posting $2,500 bail, a jail official said.
Baines, who was placed on paid administrative leave, did not immediately return a call seeking comment placed by The Associated Press on Monday.
Oliver, who teaches seventh-grade science at a Dallas school for gifted students, said she had bruises on her face, a concussion and two broken ribs.
The incident happened after Oliver talked to Baines' daughter and several other students about going to class. Students are not allowed to be at their lockers during class time, Claxton said.
Oliver said she did not single out Baines' daughter, an eighth-grader. The girl went to the school counselor, who called Baines to tell her what had happened, Claxton said.
That is one scary looking teacher!
Is that the photo of the one who assaulted the other?
Paulette "Boom-Boom" Gaines.
She looks like one "loco parentis"
Yes. That is Paulette Baines, the attacker.
That's right, teach the your daughter not to respect authority, not to follow rules, do anything she wants and no one can question her. If you don't get your way, resort to violence.
Yeah, go ahead, teach her that today. You'll pay the price some day. Bet on that.
Think they'll fire Baines? Naaaaahh - ain't gonna happen!
Now you got mothers beating the hell out of the teacher who tried to set you straight. Is this Bizzaro world?
That teacher Oliver -- the one with the concussion, broken ribs and facial bruises probably has more reason to fear for her job. She was trying to get the kids to follow the rules. The Union may consider that an actionable offense.
Sounds like a case of "My Mom is a teacher in this school so you can't tell me what to to do" gone wrong. Too bad the Mom went on to prove that her daughter truly did feel that the rules didn't apply to her.
. . . and the doctrine of preemption.
What a fine example to set for the students.
I want you to know I didn't raise a finger. I didn't raise my voice. I didn't do anything to aggravate the situation," Oliver said. "I did everything possible to defuse the situation.""
Wow, another teacher physically attacks her, get put on PAID administrative leave and this is Oliver's response. Sounds like she's trying to defend herself as if she was the one who had done something wrong!! Why is this teacher on PAID leave. Physically attacking co-workers is generally considered grounds to be immediately dismissed. And she can take her little brat with her.
Two words: yoon yun