A 17-year-old Belaire High student was arrested Monday morning, accused of grabbing, pushing and harassing an assistant principal who snatched her cellphone away when she found the student using it in a classroom.
The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. in classroom E403 when an assistant principal walked by and saw the student, Rob-Lisa Knight, with her cellphone out, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Knight, 2512 Hollywood St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of battery of a school teacher, which is a misdemeanor, prison records show.
The assistant principal, who is not named in the affidavit, walked into the classroom and took the cellphone away from the student when she saw her with it, the affidavit says. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy who arrested the teen noted that having the cellphone at school is against school rules.
Knight followed the assistant principal out of the classroom, ordering and demanding she return the cellphone, the affidavit says. When the assistant principal refused, Knight grabbed the school administrator’s right arm and pushed her, the affidavit says.
As the assistant principal walked to the front office, Knight followed, shouting and making a scene, the affidavit says.
The deputy arrived at the school and arrested Knight without incident, sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.
School and school system officials could not be reached Monday afternoon for comment on the incident.
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