Mom whose son admitted to a made-up story, charged with assault on teacher
Update: On Nov. 10, 2014, Simone Baker was scheduled to go to trial. However, before her trial began, she pleaded guilty to Assault in the 3rd degree and was sentenced to two years probation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman has been charged with assault in the 3rd degree for allegedly smacking and punching her son’s teacher, pulling her hair and banging her head into a file cabinet last month.
Police say it happened at Truman Elementary School in the Hickman Mills School District.
Simone C. Baker allegedly assaulted the teacher after her son claimed the teacher grabbed him and scratched his neck.
The child later recanted his claim.
According to the police report, the alleged victim said she was sitting in her classroom when the student’s mother came in and wanted to talk about the treatment of her son.
The teacher told her to come back tomorrow, but she said the woman insisted they talk right then. The police report indicates the mother went to the principal’s office and began a loud and disruptive conversation, according to the complaint.
When the principal also told the mother she needed to return the next day to discuss the situation more calmly, the mother ran out of the office and back to the teacher’s classroom, where she yelled “You better not touch my kid again,” according to the police report.
The teacher says the mother ran behind her desk and struck her in the face with an open fist five to ten times, holding the teacher’s arm down by her side.
The mother is then accused of grabbing the teacher by her hair and picking her up out of the chair and twice striking her head against a file cabinet.
Then, according to the teacher, she ran out of the classroom and the school.
Baker could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000.