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Teachers don’t get paid enough. A Long Island teacher caught a brutal fade, getting knocked out by an angry parent who accused her of putting hands a 12-year-old student. 

Reports Gothamist:

A Long Island woman and her 14-year-old niece were arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher in a Hempstead middle school’s hallway. A surveillance photo shows teacher Catherine Engel­hardt on the floor.

Annika McKenzie, 34, was charged with second-degree assault, as was her niece, who is being charged as a juvenile. McKenzie’s lawyer told WABC 7 that Engelhardt “had ‘put her hands on’ McKenzie’s 12-year-old daughter earlier in the day.”

McKenzie reportedly “pushed” past security at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School and confronted Engelhardt outside her classroom. When she spoke to Engelhardt, the teacherreportedly asked her to get a security pass. Hempstead Village police Chief Michael McGowan said, “The parent continued the conversation, got into an argument and then pushed the teacher against the wall, put her in a headlock and threw her to the hallway floor.”

Then, as students gathered, McGowan said, “A juvenile female relative of the adult began to punch the teacher in the head.” Other students also reportedly kicked and punched Engelhardt while she was on the ground.


McKenzie slid by security, waited for the teacher to come out the classroom and was backed up by students?! Bruh…

As always, we gotta hear both sides.

Photo: WABC7