If my child dared to bring her cellphone into class and had it taken away from her – guess what?
It would be her own stupid fault.
But a so-called mother from Pittsburgh, felt this was a worse injustice than Rosa Parks being told to give up her seat on the bus.
So much so, mom Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, hurled a brick into the face of her daughter’s teacher Janice Davis Watkins, 46.
Williams admitted assaulting her child’s fourth grade teacher during police questioning.
I ain’t gonna lie, I did it,’ Williams said of the attack that took place at an intersection on the West End Bridge, Wednesday.
Williams was arrested Thursday and has since been charged with aggravated assault and stalking.
During the vicious incident, the furious mom reportedly pulled Watkins out of her vehicle.
She repeatedly beat her in what authorities are describing as ‘horrifying.’
Police are also searching for a man believed to have taken part in the physical attack alongside Williams.
The series of events occurred after Williams’ daughter had her phone confiscated at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School.
The young student allegedly retaliated by biting the teacher, KDKA-TV reported.
The school district has a ‘no cell phone’ policy that forbids students from bringing them to school.
After learning of the incident, Williams and another male who is believed to be the father came to the school to confront Watkins.
They allegedly threatened to ‘get even.’
When Watkins drove to a local clinic to get the bite wound examined, the parents followed her vehicle.
Pittsburgh Police say that at approximately 3:15pm, Watkins pulled up to the intersection of Route 65 and the West End Bridge.
Moments later, a black SUV pulled up beside her.
That’s when Williams threw a brick into Watkins’ face. Watkins was then reportedly beaten by two other men.
‘She said, ‘I put my window down and the woman threw a brick through my window,’ and hit her in her face,’ said Betty Davis, Watkins’ mother.
‘And that’s when she said, ‘I told you I would get you,’ and [Watkins] said, ‘I didn’t realize it was two other people,’ but she said she felt something hit her in the back and it was two men.’
‘As soon as she hit the red lights, they got out,’ Gerald Watkins, the victim’s son, said. ‘They threw a brick through her car. They pulled her out and assaulted her.’
Immediately after the sickening assault, the perpetrators sped off. Watkins, heavily bleeding and dazed from the attack, dialled 911 immediately afterward.
She was treated in a local hospital for a lost tooth and severe facial injuries.
Williams admitted to the assault to a local news station after claiming the teacher choked her daughter.
‘If somebody put their hands on your child, what would you do?’ Williams told WPXI-TV.
‘I didn’t technically follow her out the school. I waited for her to pull out and I followed her to the stop light.’
‘I’m not denying that my daughter bit her, but my daughter would never attack someone unless she felt threatened,’ Williams said.
‘I regret the way I went about the situation, but as a mother, you’re not going to put your hands around my child’s neck,’ Williams said.
Meanwhile, Watkins’ son says he is outraged by the attack. ‘It’s just ridiculous and it’s horrible,’ said Gerald Watkins. ‘That’s the way they teach their children to solve differences.
‘There’s 102 ways that you can deal with this situation and violence is not one of them.’
Thankfully, Watkins is out of the hospital and recovering with family.