Readers have condemned a young mum who admitted attacking a school teacher.
Chantae Mitchell is counting the heavy cost of repeatedly punching a teacher at her daughter’s school and has seen her good character destroyed. Her career as a care worker lies in ruins.
The 28-year-old revealed she was taken to Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital after taking an overdose in May.
This week the mum-of-three, from Wednesbury, issued a warning to other parents tempted to confront school staff.
“Don’t do it because there are consequences,” she said. “It feels as if my life is over. I’m sitting here trying to figure out what to do with my life.”
She attacked a supply teacher at Birmingham’s Hall Green Primary School gates. During the violence on March 15, Ms Mitchell, clutching a mobile phone, repeatedly struck her victim who was later taken to hospital by ambulance.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court on August 2, Chantae admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 19 months. There were no costs.
She is currently on gardening leave from her job as a care worker for children with mental health issues. Bosses are soon to meet to consider if she can continue in the role.
BirminghamLive’s Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of comments, with many condemning the violence.
Some also blasted the mum for an alleged ‘lack of remorse’.
Akpan Julia Juhasz wrote: “I am not here to judge anyone but she went too far. She will not be allowed to work with vulnerable children that is for sure or in any other care sector.”
Neelee Squeelee Peelee said: “Although what she did was wrong. She should have thought about how her actions would affect the victim, her children and herself before she lashed out.”
Rachel Jennings added: “No sympathy for the victim. No sign of remorse other than the things she lost.”
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