A veteran teacher suffered a violent attack from a student and the student's mother. The teacher, Felecia Williams, had the student, Sequita Thornton, in her video broadcasting class. Evidently Ms. Thornton was in the habit of skipping class, and as a consequence, her grades suffered. Ms. Williams had met previously with the elder Thorton to discuss Ms. Thornton's attendance and grades, with a school police officer present.
The day of the attack, the elder Thornton accompanied her daughter to school, and walked into Ms. William's first period class. In front of the students in the class, the Thorntons assaulted Ms. Williams.
Here is the elder Thornton's justifications for her brutality:
"That teacher, she had it in for my daughter," Thornton said. "I raised my daughter not to disrespect adults, so I took care of this situation. Yes, I hit her. I do what I have to do to protect my child at all costs."
With a mother like that, what chance does Sequita Thornton have to develop into a responsible, law-abiding adult?