Police: Staff member arrested after assaulting supervisor at Southington elementary school

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SOUTHINGTON–Police were called to the South End Elementary School in Southington on Thursday morning after an incident occurred between two staff members.

According to the school principal, two staff members got into some type of altercation around 8:30 a.m.

Melinda Chantea Fisher, 29, of Wallingford, a district-wide technology assistant, is said to have gotten into a fight with her district-wide technology supervisor after the supervisor approached her about being late for work. Fisher allegedly punched the victim in the face, tried to punch the victim a second time, and then threw a cup of coffee at the victim. The victim fell to the ground, and Fisher was witnessed trying to bang the victim’s head against a wall and kicking the victim.

A parent who was dropping off a student and saw the incident and tried to intervene by separating Fisher from the victim.

The victim had injuries to the head, face and back pain, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police say that Fisher was charged with assault in the third degree and breach of peace in the second degree, and she was released on a $1,500 bond. She’s due in court May 2.

According to the South End Elementary School Principal Erin Nattrass, some students may have witnessed the incident but weren’t in any danger. Counselors were on hand for any students who wished to speak about the incident.

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