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Parents fight at Okolona High School

Police said two women got into a fight at Okolona High School.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 6:25 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 10:59 AM

OKOLONA, Miss (WTVA) - One woman was transported to a hospital in Memphis after being stabbed at Okolona High School.

According to Robert Stokes, an Investigator with the Okolona Police Department, Esperanza Baker and Latoya Johnson go into a fight at the school Tuesday.

Stokes believe it started out with one student bullying another and the two parents got involved.

According to Okolona School District Superintendent Dexter Green, he placed the school on a brief lockdown.  

He released this statement about the incident.

“Okolona High school was temporarily on lock-down to a situation that occurred outside the building but in close proximity to the school. The police were called, and the situation was handled swiftly. Students were in class during the incident's entirety. All students are safe and regular operating procedures have resumed.”

Baker was sent to the hospital and Johnson was arrested and charged with simple assault.

Once Baker is released from the hospital, she will be charged with aggravated assault.

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