An Alabama mother is behind bars after taking matters into her own hands, boarded a school bus and beat up an 11-year-old child that she suspected was bullying her child, according to reports.
Nannatt Waldrop, 37, was arrested and now faces a slew of charges including third-degree assault, trespassing on a school bus and disorderly conduct, jail records show, according to NBC News.
Waldrop reportedly fought the minor on a Jefferson County school bus last Tuesday around 7:18 a.m in Center Point. The altercation was caught on the school bus surveillance camera.
The mother got on the yellow bus and “confronted an 11-year-old student whom Waldrop suspected of bullying her child,” authorities said.
Waldrop made bond and was released Tuesday morning, the same day she was booked. It’s unclear if Waldrop has obtained an attorney.
“We are aware of the video circulating on social media of a fight that occurred on one of our school buses Tuesday morning,” Jefferson County Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin said in a statement about the incident. “I want to be very clear: This type of behavior is unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated.”
The district is reviewing the incident to find out why the dispute occurred. According to the superintendent, adults who are not employed by the district are prohibited from boarding the school bus.
“While this is now a law enforcement matter, let me just say what I saw on that video deeply disturbs me,” Gonsoulin said. “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.”