MINEOLA, new york – A suburban New York woman has been convicted of assault for punching and choking a teacher at her daughter’s school.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2jfLBAV ) reports a Nassau County jury deliberated about five hours before finding Annika McKenzie guilty of assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. She is facing up to seven years in prison.
Prosecutors say McKenzie faced with the 60-year-old teacher in April 2015. She said that she believed that the teacher had attacked her daughter with a stick earlier that day. The teacher has denied that claim.
The teacher was unconscious for about two minutes and had a concussion.
McKenzie’s lawyer says that he is disappointed in the ruling. He said that his client would have handled the situation differently given a second chance.
He said McKenzie thought the teacher would hit her.
Information: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com