Mother Charged With Punching Taylor Stratton Elementary Principal

Ericka Harris-Accused of Assaulting School Principal--Courtesy Metro Police

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The mother of a child at Taylor Stratton Elementary School is behind bars after allegedly assaulting the principal.

According to the arrest affidavit, the principal spoke with the child of Ericka Harris and another child on Monday due to issues taking place on the school bus. The principal told police she advised the children to stay away from each other or they would no longer be able to ride the bus.

The affidavit says Harris entered the office and demanded to speak with the principal, asking if she yelled at her child. The principal says she told Harris she had "sternly" told both children to stay away from each other.

Harris told the principal she was not allowed to yell at her child and the principal responded to Harris saying she couldn't tell her how to run her school. At that time, Harris allegedly "punched her underneath the left eye" and threw a diary book with a metal lock attached at her, striking her on the left hand.

Witnesses stated they observed the assault and police state they observed swelling on the principal's left hand and redness under her left eye. The assault was also captured on security camera video.

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