Teacher accused of hitting school resource officer with car

Sept. 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- School officials in Tennessee said they're reviewing the status of a teacher arrested for allegedly hitting a school police officer with her car and fleeing.

Police said Rebecca Brabson, 44, a teacher at Farragut Primary School and Farragut High School in Knoxville, was leaving Rocky Hill Elementary before school Monday when Officer Martin Timms approached about 2 feet from her driver's side window and attempted to draw her attention to a nearby sign forbidding left turns between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., WATE-TV, Knoxville, reported Friday.

Timms said Brabson became angry and made the turn anyway, striking him with the driver's side mirror and side of her car. Brabson left the scene without stopping, police said.

Brabson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Knox County Schools said officials are reviewing Brabson's employment.

"Ms. Brabson is not currently in the classroom. We have opened an investigation and reviewing her status," the district said in a statement.

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