Mom arrested for beating 9-year-old daughter’s teacher with a brick

Mom arrested for beating 9-year-old daughter’s teacher with a brick
Dai'Shonta Williams (Image: Police photo)

[Ed. – She had her reasons. None of them were good, but she had them.]

A mother is facing charges in connection with the violent assault of her daughter’s elementary school teacher on the North Side.

KDKA’s Kym Gable reports that the suspect, 29-year-old Dai’Shonta Williams, was arraigned Thursday night on six charges: three counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of terroristic threats, stalking and reckless endangerment. She was unable to post the $50,000 bail and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.

The incident allegedly started Wednesday when 46-year-old Janice Watkins, a teacher at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School, confiscated a cell phone from a fourth grade girl. The district has a no cell phone policy.

While confiscating the phone, the child allegedly bit Watkins. As a result, Williams was called to the school.

During a meeting between the Williams, Watkins and the student, the child claimed Watkins had choked her. Williams became agitated at how the situation was being handled and allegedly stated, “She [Watkins] is going to get it later.”

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