According to Channel 2, Smith was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct. Her case is still pending in DeKalb court, records show.
Another mother, Tulisu Walker, said she was shocked to learn Smith still had a job as a paraprofessional with the DeKalb County School District after her most recent arrest. Smith was taken into custody Thursday at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy by school district police.
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According to an arrest warrant, Smith made contact of an “insulting and provoking nature” and “pushed her hands into the chest” of a 10-year-old. The contact caused the student to fall to the floor.
It’s not clear what led up to the encounter.
Smith faces a charge of simple battery and remains on paid leave while the district investigates.
“The safety of our students is always a high priority in DCSD, and we are committed to protecting all students,” a district spokeswoman said. “We will not tolerate employee misconduct on any level and will move swiftly to correct any situation that puts our students in harm’s way.”