Editorial Staff
5 months ago

Editorial Staff
5 months ago

Court date for man accused of attacking school principal now moved to November

The trial of a man accused of assaulting a school principal has been delayed until November.

The accused, Michael Samuel, is the father of a student who attends the Mary E Pigott Primary School.

He is alleged to have attacked and beaten the school’s principal, Christopher Roberts. Samuel is facing charges of assaulting Roberts, damaging his $1,000 gold chain, and behaving threateningly.

In June, Samuel pleaded not guilty to all charges in front of Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.

The alleged attack occurred on March 8, after the accused’s son was suspended from school for bad behavior.

According to reports, Samuel’s son punched another student in the stomach during sports day and then resisted Roberts when he tried to intervene.

The boy was suspended for three days, and the day after Samuel received the suspension letter, he stormed into the school.

On March 8, Principal Roberts was standing outside his office when he was attacked from behind by Samuel.

Reports state that Samuel warned Roberts about hitting his son before jumping onto the principal’s back and punching him.

They reportedly wrestled until Roberts fell to the floor, and Samuel placed him in a chokehold. The principal managed to escape and Samuel fled the scene.

Samuel was originally scheduled to stand trial in August, but the proceedings have been postponed until November 2.


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