A young mother counts the high cost of repeatedly punching a teacher at her daughter’s school.
Chantae Mitchell saw her good character destroyed. Her career as a caregiver is in ruins.
And the 28-year-old revealed she was taken to Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital after overdosing in May.
This week the mum-of-three, from Wednesbury, issued a warning to other parents who were tempted to confront school staff.
“Don’t do it because there are consequences,” she said. “I feel like my life is over. I’m sitting here trying to figure out what to do with my life.
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She attacked a substitute teacher at the gates of Hall Green Primary School in Birmingham. During the violence of March 15, Ms.
Mitchell, holding a cell phone, repeatedly punched his victim who was then rushed to hospital by ambulance.
She used the cell phone to contact the police immediately after the attack.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court on August 2, Chantae admitted an assault causing actual bodily harm and was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for 19 months. There was no charge
The punishment doesn’t stop there.
Ms Mitchell is currently on leave from gardening from her job as a caregiver for children with mental health problems. The bosses will meet soon to determine if she can continue in the role.
But she admitted, “I’ve been told my career path may have to change.
“What happened was not me. I am not someone who is looking for trouble. It took me a little while to try to figure out anything. It got to the point where I tried to get it over with. I won’t do it again.
“I’m sorry for what I did because of the consequences of what I have to face. I broke like a mother. It was an explosion
of anger, a life of anger came out. “I don’t know what made me quit. I knew it wasn’t like that, I couldn’t believe it was happening.