AUSTIN (KXAN) - The parent of an Austin High School student was charged with multiple counts of assault after entering the school and starting a fight on Thursday.
School officials say Christie Franklin, 36, entered the cafeteria in the morning and confronted a group of students who allegedly had disagreements with her child.
"The verbal altercation from the parent's standpoint became physical," said Eric Mendez, AISD Police Chief. "The parent started to swing or throw punches at the student. In the process of throwing punches, two separate students were assaulted as well as an assistant principal at the school."
The assistant principal and other students reported minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Austin ISD police responded and arrested Franklin, charging her with assault of a public servant and two counts of assault with injury.
The grandparents of the student told KXAN she's been the target of bullying.
"If the student was bullied, and that's under investigation...that does not give the parent the right to enter the campus with the intent to assault a student or staff member," Mendez said.
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