The father who allegedly attacked Christopher Roberts; the principal of the Mary E Piggott Primary School has been arrested and charged.
Michael Samuel of Bathlodge was picked up by police on Friday and charged with Battery and Malicious Damage.
He is expected to appear in court next tomorrow Monday.
His arrest comes on the heels of reports from the Director of Education Clare Browne that the parent would be taken before the court and prosecuted.
Apparently, the man was angry after his son was disciplined by the principal. He says the child was being beaten in an abusive manner. The child was also suspended.
The single-parent father told the media that prior to Wednesday’s incident, he tried relentlessly to address several matters involving his son, a grade 5 student of the school.
He said in January his son was severely beaten by the principal while placed on his knees.
He said his son was injured by the beating to the point that he had to seek medical attention.
Principal Roberts says he was attacked by the student’s father unexpectedly. He suffered injuries to his arm and was treated at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center and released. He was placed on medical leave.
Our newsroom is also in possession of photos showing a bleeding wound on the leg of the father, who also was treated at the hospital after the fight last week
The parent said the wound to his leg was as a result of a vicious bite he allegedly received from principal Roberts.