A parent walked into a classroom on Friday at John Muir Elementary School in Martinez, and assaulted a teacher, according to the Assistant Superintendent of the Martinez Unified School District.
The following letter was sent home to all parents & guardians with children the school:
Good evening. This is Rick Rubino, Assistant Superintendent for the Martinez Unified School District.
On Friday, March 23 an incident occurred at John Muir Elementary School while Mrs. Edmonds 5th grade class was in the computer lab with Mrs. Edmonds substitute, Mrs. Young, and Mr. Romo the Technology Specialist.
At approximately 2:20 PM a parent of a student in that class entered the computer lab and verbally abused and pushed Mr. Romo several times. Mrs. Hawker immediately contacted me. Minutes later Director C. J. Cammack and I arrived at the school along with officers from the Martinez Police Department to respond to the incident.
While we greatly regret that this incident took place in the presence of the children we want the John Muir community to know that we are pursuing this case to the fullest extent of the law. The district will be requesting that the Martinez Police Department and the District Attorney’s office consider this as a high priority case.
Additionally, a counseling session will be held on Monday, March 26 with Mrs. Edmond’s class and the district will make every legal effort to restrict this parent’s presence on the John Muir campus.
Claycord Note: Martinez Police Chief Gary Peterson says the case is still under investigation, and since it involves a minor, they will not be releasing any details at this time, including why the parent confronted the teacher.