Teacher Attacked by Parent

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A parent was arrested after getting into a fight with a teacher at a parent-teacher conference at S. J. Montgomery Elementary School Wednesday.

According to the principal, Phillip Benjamin became irate with the teacher who is also a coach in reference to an incident involving his son.

Benjamin charged across the office striking the teacher because he believed the teacher placed his hands on his son.

Police say the teacher had a red contusion on the left side of his face. He was transported to Lafayette General Hospital for treatment.

Benjamin was arrested and charged with battery on a school teacher.

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