According to reports, a 29-year-old woman named Da’Shonta has been arrested and faces charges including three counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking, and reckless endangerment.
The victim, a 46-year-old educator identified as J. Watkins, was hospitalized due to facial injuries, including a missing tooth.
The conflict between these two women began when the teacher confiscated a cell phone from Da’Shonta’s fourth-grade daughter. Subsequently, the girl allegedly bit the teacher, leading to the girl’s mother visiting the school. During their meeting, the girl claimed that the teacher had choked her.
Reportedly, Da’Shonta made a threatening remark about the educator, stating, “She is going to get it later.” Later that day, while the teacher was stuck in traffic on her way home, a man and a woman approached her vehicle. The woman believed to be Da’Shonta, threw a brick through Watkins’ car window, striking her in the face. Da’Shonta then forcibly removed the teacher from her car and assaulted her in the street before fleeing.
Watkins positively identified Da’Shonta as the suspect. The victim’s husband, who preferred not to disclose his identity due to safety concerns, expressed his dismay, saying, “Sad and disappointed that people would resort to such extreme measures against another human being over something so trivial.”
He also described his wife’s injuries, revealing that she is in considerable pain but feels fortunate to be alive. “Her face was numb, and she had bumps along her forehead and on the side of her face. While it’s not disfiguring, it should never have happened. It was the result of someone else’s senseless actions,” he said.
After the assault, when police located Da’Shonta, she informed them that she had visited a police station with her boyfriend after leaving the school to file a complaint against the teacher for allegedly choking her daughter. Da’Shonta admitted to following the teacher from the school and physically assaulting her in the street. She stated, “I won’t deny it, I did it,” though she denied throwing a brick at the educator.