Woman fined after disrupting school

May 06, 2016

A woman who allegedly attacked a teacher with a machete after accusing her of squeezing her child's neck was fined $1,000 or 10 days' imprisonment when she appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday.

She is Andrea Harvey, a 26-year-old farmer of Sligoville district in St Catherine.

When Harvey appeared before Parish Judge Alicia McIntosh she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, but said she was not guilty of being armed with an offensive weapon.

The court heard that on April 2 Harvey reportedly armed herself with a machete and rushed on to the compound of the Sligoville All-Age School. The irate mother is said to have disrupted the school and demanded that the male teacher be handed over to her. The police were summoned to the school where the accused was seen. She was accosted and subsequently disarmed by the police.

The woman was taken into custody, and, following an investigation, she was charged with being armed with an offensive weapon and disorderly conduct.

Harvey will reappear in court on July 5 on the offensive weapon charge.

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