Bail has been denied for Michael Samuel, the father who allegedly attacked Christopher Roberts; the principal of the Mary E Pigott Primary School last week.
Samuel who is represented by Attorney Wendel Robinson appeared before Magistrate Joanne Walsh this morning to answer charges of battery and malicious damage.
Robinson said his client acted under frustration, after having had two similar situations where his son was punished by the principal in a manner that he believes was abusive.
According to reports, the incident that broke the camel’s back was after his son, a 5th grader was suspended. Robinson said the father had tried to have an audience with the principal but failed.
Principal Roberts said last week that 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 a result of a vicious bite he allegedly received from principal Roberts.