Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Little Bit Over The Top

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A student's call for help to his mom may have gotten him more parental involvement than he bargained for.Police said Inez Horne, 45, was arrested Wednesday after she, two daughters and a family friend stormed a classroom to defend her 15-year-old son, who had called home to say he was afraid another student was planning to attack him."The mom decided to show up at school and take matters into her own hands," said Police Officer Robert Fey.

Police Sgt. Randy Haigler said the incident unfolded Wednesday morning after Horne's son called to tell her he was being threatened."They arrived on campus, they didn't check into the office, they went directly to the classroom and started to assault a 16-year-old student," Haigler said.Horne was charged with misdemeanor trespassing. Daughters Keisha Horne, 19, and Marquitta McNair, 18, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing, simple assault and carrying concealed weapons - Horne a knife, McNair a box cutter - according to arrest records. A boyfriend to one of the daughters was also charged with misdemeanor trespassing."From our perspective, it just makes a tough job even tougher when parents aren't part of the solution," school spokeswoman Nora Carr said.

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