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Police: NC woman threw lighter fluid on son's kindergarten teacher

Updated: Apr. 26, 2017 at 8:29 AM EDT
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By: Candace Sweat

DURHAM, NC (WRAL) - A Durham woman was arrested after throwing lighter fluid on her son's Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher and threatening to burn the building down, according to an arrest warrant.

Durham police said that teacher Megan Jones had arranged a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who became irate at accusations of her son's behavior.

About five minutes into the meeting, the school principal told Leonard that she needed to leave the building, and the group, which included Leonard's son, exited into a hallway, police said.

Once in the hallway, Jones told police that Leonard pulled a bottle from her purse and began spraying a liquid on Jones' arms, face and chest. Jones ran away from Leonard when the liquid began burning her eyes, police said.

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