LARGO, Md. (Reform Sasscer) – Some parents are expressing strong concern for the safety of teachers along with students at Largo High School in Prince George’s County.
More than 100 people turned out in major force for a PTSA meeting Tuesday night to discuss the violent fight between a student and teacher that was caught on camera Friday. Video of the fight has gone viral worldwide.
Vivian Noirie, 36, was arrested Friday after the assault at Largo High School on an unidentified 17-year-old student, who appeared to knock into the teacher from behind in the middle of the packed classroom, according to footage obtained by the press.
Prince George’s County police said the student was upset that Noirie had contacted her parents the night before and confronted her, stepping on the teacher’s foot before bumping into her with her shoulder. That caused Noirie to erupt, sending the educator into a frenzy as she repeatedly hits the student from behind, video shows.
After a hearing Monday November 18, a Prince George’s County judge released 36-year-old Vivian Noirie on the conditions she stay away from any witnesses, Largo High School and children, other than her own child.
The 36-year-old appeared in a Prince George’s County courtroom via video to be arraigned on charges of 2nd degree assault and physical child abuse.
Several teachers and county citizens came in person to show their support, including Noirie’s husband and the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association President, Theresa Mitchell Dudley who faced pressure online.
Police have said they’re also seeking to charge the teen girl through the juvenile court system.
Mitchell Dudley who was pushed to help the teacher through social media by colleagues now believes Noirie did not get the support she needed and told reporters Noirie had called for help with this 17-year-old student before the fight erupted.
The fight isn’t the only incident of concern. Reform Sasscer has learned as reported earlier, late last month a student brought a fully loaded magazine and taser into the school among other items, and at least one other teacher has voiced concerns over safety in general at the school.
At the PTSA meeting, the principal announced book bags will now have to stay in lockers and students will only be allowed to carry clear or mesh bags throughout the school. Weapons are not welcome at the school grounds of any kind.
People at the meeting were asked to write down their questions and concerns but officials said there wasn’t time to answer them all so they promised to post answers on the school’s website. Some parents in the audience felt the meeting was nothing more than a publicity stunt… Another parent stated that, the issues were going to be brushed off under the table.
The president of the Student Government Association said the SGA is working on forms for the students to fill out asking for feedback on ways to “bring us all together.”
Beleaguered Prince George’s County Educators’ Association President Theresa Dudley showed up late for the meeting. She was retaliatory rather than help advance the current agenda affecting the county school system. However, that’s a another story for another day.
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