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Parent beaten at elementary school in Manchester

Fight over bullying involving students
Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 09:17:58-04

MANCHESTER, Md. — We expect children to play nice and to respect each other, but the same couldn't be said for a pair of parents at Ebb Valley Elementary School in Manchester on Wednesday when Angela McLain spotted something out of the ordinary.

"I actually passed the emergency vehicles,” said McLain, “I was on my way to a meeting at the middle school and we saw everything go by."

Police and paramedics were responding to a call of a domestic dispute in progress at the school.

Upon their arrival, they learned the incident had escalated to a physical encounter in the school's cafeteria.

According to charging documents, one mother had learned from the staff of "Hot Spots", an aftercare program, that one child had pushed and kicked her daughter.

After speaking to the principal, that same woman got into a verbal dispute with 35-year-old Rachel Frazier.

It's alleged Frazier grabbed the woman by the hair, pulled her to the ground, punched her and then began kneeing her in the face while she was still on the ground.

"We always teach our children to keep our hands to ourselves and try to be friends with everybody, but at the end of the day, it's difficult,” said Marty Gordon who has a son and a daughter who attend the school, “I've never had this happen to have to explain this to my children."

Even more difficult for the children present during the beat down that had to be moved to the nearby gym for their safety.

Police arrested Frazier after reviewing surveillance video and noting blood on the victim's face, hands and clothing.

"We're there to set a good example and show the children how they should be acting,” said McLain, “It's a conversation that was started between my children and I after that happened. We are human, but there are consequences for our behavior."