Student Charged with Assaulting Principal of Minneapolis School

January 14, 2016 06:31 AM

A student has been charged after police say she assaulted the principal of Harrison Education Center in Minneapolis.

Eighteen-year-old Lashawnte Simone Bright of Minneapolis has been charged in a juvenile petition with third-degree assault and fourth-degree assault. She was a juvenile at the time of the alleged attack, which happened Dec. 7.


According to the petition, Bright was in the cafeteria when the principal asked her to leave because she had been suspended and wasn’t allowed at school.

Bright and the principal were walking toward the door when Bright grabbed the principal by her hair, pulled her to the ground and punched her in the face several times, according to the petition.

Staff members pulled Bright off of the principal, and Bright left the scene.

Prosecutors say the principal had a concussion and head trauma. She hasn’t been able to return to work yet on doctor’s orders.


Jennie Lissarrague

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