Pa. teacher hit in the face with brick after dispute, police say

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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PITTSBURGH -- Police say an elementary school teacher was hit in the face with a brick and dragged from her car in Pittsburgh after a dispute with the parents of one of her students.

Police say the attack happened around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday as 46-year-old Janice Watkins was leaving Pittsburgh King PreK-8.

Authorities say she was being followed by a couple in a SUV, and when she stopped at an intersection the woman threw a brick at her.

Police say the couple then pulled Watkins out of her car and continued to assault her. Watkins was hospitalized with facial injuries and a lost tooth.

Police say they were preparing arrest warrants for the couple late Wednesday.


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