Mom charged with attacking vice principal over son’s suspension, report says

By Anthony G. Attrino /

PATERSON – A city woman was charged with beating a vice principal after her son was suspended from school, according to a report.

Lakisha Mack, 35, allegedly punched Vice Principal Petula Brown in the face shortly after 9 a.m. on June 12 in a conference room at School 20, according to the Paterson Times, which cited a police report.

Brown fell to the floor and Mack allegedly kept punching until a teacher and security officer pulled her off, the report said.

Mack told police she was unhappy with her child’s suspension and that the altercation ensued after the vice principal grabbed her, the report said.

The report did not say why Mack’s son was suspended. Mack was charged with aggravate assault, the report said.

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