Parent charged in fight at Liberty Technology Magnet High School

JACKSON, Tenn. — One woman is facing several charges after officers say a fight broke out at a local school.

At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Madison County Sheriff John Mehr said a fight broke out at Liberty Technology Magnet High School.

“Our SRO’s were notified that there was a commotion going on. Come to find out, this woman had come out into the school and zipped upstairs to the school, unauthorized, and there was a fight going on,” said Public Information Officer Tom Mapes, with the Madison County Sheriff Office.

Officers identified this woman as Latoya Boyd.

“Turns out to be a parent with green hair, had gone up stairs and was instigating a fight with a student to attack another student,” Mapes said.

Investigators say a second student started to fight the student and also saw Boyd join the fight and allegedly stomp the student.

“So we were able to arrest a Latoya D. Boyd, and we have six charges for her right now,” Mapes said.

Boyd is charged with burglary, assault, disorderly conduct, child abuse and neglect, reckless endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News asked Mapes how Boyd was able to get past administration in the school.

“That might be a good question for the Jackson-Madison County School Board,” Mapes said.

Interim Superintendent Ray Washington said they are currently still investigating the incident.

Mapes said Boyd is still behind bars and will likely appear in court later in the week.

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