Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star Sierra Gates is “heartbroken” and “very upset” after her daughter was viciously jumped by a pupil and a father or mother in her highschool rest room.
The incident occurred on Wednesday (Jan. 22) at North Atlanta High School after Sierra’s 14-year-old daughter and a feminine pupil had a verbal argument earlier in the day.
A number of hours later, the feminine pupil had gotten her mom, Treon Ponder, onto faculty premises, and the 2 confronted the 14-year-old. It was captured on cellphone video.
“How could this happen,” Sierra informed WSB-TV. “I was heartbroken. I’ve been crying all day.”
According to Sierra’s lawyer, Adamma McKinnon, Sierra’s daughter sustained “a black eye, scratches and contusions all around the side of her face and the back of her head.”
“The injuries were caused by the parent,” McKinnon added.
Three misdemeanor arrests warrants have been issued for Ponder and he or she turned herself in to authorities on Thursday night time (Jan. 23).
She was charged with battery, disrupting public faculty and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Ponder was granted a $4,000 bond. However, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that she remained in custody as of late Thursday night time.
“We’re not going to sit by and allow people to come into our school and do harm to threaten our students,” police chief Ron Applin mentioned.
“[If] you come into our schools, put your hands on any of our kids, put your hands on any of our faculty staff members, we intend to put you in jail.”
A spokesperson for the varsity district says Ponder was “inappropriately provided access to the building” by her daughter.
“That’s a severe concern, not only for my client, Ms. Gates, but also other parents of students who attend North Atlanta High School,” Sierra’s lawyer McKinnon mentioned.
“The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority in Atlanta Public Schools,” the varsity district spokesman added.
Sierra was nonetheless mystified and upset that this even occurred. She expressed extra of her frustration in a prolonged Instagram put up, noting that her daughter was not the instigator of the battle.
“#1 an grownup ought to by no means be capable to stroll into a faculty unattended I’m scared for my youngster and the opposite kids’s security.
“#2 the varsity let this girl run off faculty grounds with a transparent get away after attacking my youngster.
“#three I needed to elevate hell simply to get a police report and once I lastly received the report they didn’t even need to placed on the report that it was a battery to a minor.”
“I’m heart broken and very upset as a mother it’s taking everything in me to keep this civil,” she continued.
Sierra has appeared on a number of seasons of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta.