An Alabama mom was taken into custody this week, after she allegedly boarded a school bus and assaulted an elementary school student.
According to AL.com, 37-year-old Nannatt Waldrop entered the bus at around 7:18 a.m. Tuesday, and confronted an 11-year-old whom she suspected of bullying her child. After video of the reported “altercation” surfaced on social media, Waldrop was arrested and charged with third-degree simple assault, trespassing on a school bus, and disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace/affray.
The mother was reportedly booked into Jefferson County Jail shortly after the alleged incident. She was released about three hours later on multiple bonds.
Officials with the Jefferson County Schools say they are looking into the matter and trying to determine what led to the altercation. They also pointed out that adults who are not employed by the schools are prohibited from boarding the buses.
“We are aware of the video circulating on social media of a fight that occurred on one of our school buses Tuesday morning,” Jefferson County Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin said in a statement. “I want to be very clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated … While this is now a law enforcement matter, let me just say what I saw on that video deeply disturbs me. At no point is any type of violence acceptable, especially violence against students. We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”