Alabama mom accused of boarding school bus, fighting with 11-year-old

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An Alabama mother has been charged after police said she boarded a school bus and started a fight with an 11-year-old student “suspected of bullying her child,” according to reports.

Nannatt Waldrop, 37, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct after deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene.

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She was jailed and released on $10,500 bail a few hours later, according to a news release.

The confrontation, which was apparently recorded with a camera phone, happened about 7:18 a.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Martinique Drive in Center Point, northeast of Birmingham, NBC News reported.

“We are aware of the video circulating on social media of a fight that occurred on one of our school buses Tuesday morning,” Jefferson County Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin said in a statement, according to the network. “I want to be very clear: This type of behavior is unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated.”

The student involved was not identified, and police did not indicate whether the child had been injured during the altercation or whether more charges would be filed.

Gonsoulin said the district is investigating the circumstances that led to the fight, but there was no immediate confirmation of bullying.

He emphasized that parents are not allowed on school buses, NBC reported.

“While this is now a law enforcement matter, let me just say what I saw on that video deeply disturbs me,” Gonsoulin said, according to the network. “At no point is any type of violence acceptable, especially violence against students. We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”