Tennessee mom accused of punching principal

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A Nashville area mother is accused of punching an elementary school principal.

Police said the alleged fight was captured on security cameras at Taylor Stratton Elementary School on Monday. The incident started over the discipline of two children.

WZTV reports the mother of one of the children involved went into the school office, demanded to speak with the principal and asked if she yelled at her child. The principal said she told Ericka Harris she “sternly” told the students to stay away from one another.

Harris, according to the affidavit, then told the principal she wasn’t allowed to yell at her child, and the principal responded by saying the mother couldn’t tell her how to run a school.

At that point, Ericka Harris allegedly punched the principal in the face and threw a book at her. She was arrested on an assault charge and bonded out of jail.