Two Lee County school employees were caught yelling and pushing each other inside an elementary school.
It happened at the Alva School, and now sheriff’s deputies are investigating the fight.
The fight was between two women. One of them told deputies she has been having problems with the other woman at the school, and that during a mediation session, the problem escalated.
The news surprised parents who thought school staff was supposed to set a positive example for kids.
“I’ve never had any problems with the school,” said Danielle Mullins.
“Sometimes things get out of hand,” she said.
“Get a life, get educated, be educators and grow up,” said LeAnn Vanover.
“I don’t think they should still work here,” said Lydia Rivera.
“That’s not what this county needs. That’s not what this state needs,” Vanover said.
Kristin Hagan, a cafeteria worker at the school, told deputies she was trying to resolve an ongoing dispute with another employee. She went to a manager and told them she was being bullied and was the victim of intimidation.
“Nobody deserves to be bullied by anybody, let alone staff. That’s ridiculous,” Vanover said.
Hagan later tried to confront the other employee about the problems, and a loud argument started.
“I can see people getting like that,” Mullins said.
Hagan told deputies her co-worker put her finger in her face, eventually pushing her head back. That’s when a manager had to step in between the two women to break up the fight and Hagan called the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
“I think the school itself will handle it the right way because it’s been a great school system,” Mullins said.
The school district has not replied to our questions about whether the two employees are being disciplined for the fight.