Crime

Mother Arrested After Attacking School Principal

| by Jonathan Constante
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A Wisconsin woman has been arrested after reportedly attacking her child’s school principal.

The incident occurred on Dec. 14, 2015, Fox 6 News reports. Jessica Uriniuk, 32, was reportedly dropping her child off at Pewaukee Lake Montessori Academy in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, when the school director turned them away because the child was sick.

"She said, 'Well, I have a meeting to go to' and she started getting upset," school director Antonietta Schneider told WISN.

Schneider said the mother wouldn’t take no for an answer and the situation quickly escalated.

"She bit my arm,” Schneider recalled. “And I was kind of in shock and I said, 'Jessica, you just bit me,' and she proceeded to scrape my face, pull my hair and she was hitting me.”

Witnesses and teachers said they were shocked and intervened.

"It took me a couple of seconds,” teacher Jill McMahon, who witnessed the attack, said. “'Is that really happening? Is it really in the doorway? Was that really a parent? And then I stepped in to try to break it up."

"I saw some of the hits," she added. "I saw the bite. The way she was screaming, she had her by the hair at points, so that's when I was trying to separate them too, she reached around me and grabbed my boss' hair.”

Schneider suffered bruising to her internal organs and was treated at a nearby hospital. Uriniuk was arrested and is now facing charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

"She kicked me in the thigh, and then she kicked me in the bladder, and at that point, I fell because the pain was so intense, and my staff came out and took her off of me," Schneider said.

"So shocking to me that we've gotten to this point where parents, people don't want to follow rules and they want to get their own way and something like this could actually happen," she added.

The day before the incident, Uriniuk had emailed the school informing them that her child would not be able to attend a concert that afternoon due to illness, Fox 6 News reports. The school’s policy states that a child may not return to school for a 24-hour period after vomiting or diarrhea.

Sources: WISN, Fox 6 / Photo Credit: WISN