A Jefferson County mother is facing multiple charges after boarding a school bus to confront a student Tuesday morning.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to an assault on a school bus in the 1800 block of Martinique Drive in Center Point around 7:18 a.m. Tuesday. At the scene, deputies found 37-year-old Nannatt Waldrop boarded a county school bus to confront an 11-year-old suspected of bullying her child. JCSO said Waldrop and the child were involved in an "altercation."
Waldrop was arrested on charges of third-degree assault, trespassing on a school bus and disorderly conduct. She was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on a $10,500 bond.
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin released the following statement on the incident Wednesday afternoon:
“We are aware of the video circulating on social media of a fight that occurred on one of our school buses Tuesday morning. I want to be very clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and it will not be tolerated.
While we are reviewing the specifics about what led up to this situation, adults who are not school employees are not allowed on school buses.
We reported the adult individual who boarded the bus to authorities, and she has since been arrested and is facing criminal charges. While this is now a law enforcement matter, let me just say what I saw on that video deeply disturbs me. At no point is any type of violence acceptable, especially violence against students. We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”