Pre-school mother Kasey Brooks reacts to the widespread support for her following her arrest for battery on her child’s teacher on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church’s preschool program in Grovetown.
Hear the exclusive interview with Brooks as she “tries to get justice for my baby.”
Meanwhile, the teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, according to Jill Parks, communications director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.
Brooks said she was upset over how her child was handled and watched a surveillance video of the teacher abusing her son.
During a meeting with the teacher and a school director, she allegedly assaulted the 61-year-old teacher. A witness tried to stop Brooks’ assault but could not. The school worker yelled for help and a second witness came into the room and pulled Brooks off the victim.
“But then Kasey jumped back on her and again started hitting her with her fist as the victim was lying on the floor,” a sheriff’s report says. “Kasey also bit the victim’s left thumb/palm, leaving visible marks.”
The witnesses pulled the parent off the teacher, and the teacher retreated to a class bathroom and locked the door. Brooks left the building, saying she would “wait for her mugshot,” a report said.
As deputies arrived, the teacher’s face was swollen and she had teeth marks on the base of her thumb. She was taken by ambulance to Doctors Hospital for treatment.
Brooks was charged with battery and later released on bond. She contacted The Jail Report on Thursday in anticipation of the story making the news. She requested to tell her side of the story. See that story here.