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Women charged in assault on school principal


A Southwest Baltimore woman who was charged with assault in an attack on her third-grade daughter's principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was released on her own recognizance yesterday, school police said.

Tamarice Lynette Cooper, 28, of the 4600 block of Lawnpark Road, was also charged this week with assaulting a school secretary in the alleged incident May 16 at the school. Police said the school's principal, Havanah Kenlaw, and secretary, Sharnese T. Hall, were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

Cooper and another woman, Kimberly Lynn Foxx, 29, also of the 4600 block of Lawnpark Road, were arrested Thursday and taken to Central Booking and Intake Center. They are scheduled for trial June 28. Foxx was also charged with second-degree assault in the case and was also released on her own recognizance.

According to a police report, Cooper called the school and asked Hall to tell her child to walk home after school rather than wait for a ride. Cooper maintains the message was never delivered, leading to an argument that sparked the alleged assault.

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