Willow Drive employee allegedly assaulted by relative of student

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 10/28/18

Sumter Police Department officers were dispatched to Willow Drive Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after a school employee was allegedly attacked by the family of a student.

The reporting officer was dispatched to the school about 2:10 p.m. …

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Sumter Police Department officers were dispatched to Willow Drive Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon after a school employee was allegedly attacked by the family of a student.

The reporting officer was dispatched to the school about 2:10 p.m. in reference to a fight that happened between a school employee and the parents of a child.

According to the incident report, the victim told officers he removed the child from a classroom for hitting the teacher earlier that day. The victim was reportedly approached by three adults - identified as Karon Martin, 25; Nyoka Martin, 40; and Juel Douglas, 41 - while he was directing traffic as students were leaving school. The child was also present.

The report does not clarify which adults are the parents of the child, whose age and grade were also not included.

An argument started during the interaction between the four adults, and Karon Martin allegedly picked up the school employee and dropped him on the ground.

The three suspects told officers they went to the school to talk to the principal and the victim about what happened earlier that day with the student. "They became heated in an argument with [the victim] and Karon picked up [the victim] and put him on the ground," the report states.

Multiple witnesses can attest to the information in the report, according to the reporting officer.

Karon Martin, Nyoka Martin and Juel Douglas were arrested, charged with disturbing schools and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. All three suspects have been released after posting bond - $5,000 each for Karon Martin and Nyoka Martin and $10,000 for Douglas. It is not stated why Douglas' bond was double that of the other two suspects.

The child was released to another family member after the reported incident.